House on the Shore / Iteration 01 | Normandy, France
New Build One-off House
Completed as part of a design proposal for the masterplan of Le Touquet Paris Plage, this is the initial design idea for a contemporary beach house overlooking the English Channel from the forested area north of the town centre. The design includes three components: a weathered steel wall, lower open plan living portion, and upper sleeping accommodation portion, all of which can be replicated in various arrangements along the beach front.
Though not part of the Normandy landings, this forested beach area does have a rich history of Parisian holiday homes and an annual kite festival, all adding to an eclectic mix of dwellings and tourist attractions. This beach house could be one of many that line the forest edge looking west across the channel.