New Build on the sand dunes, Mawgan Porth
Design by Martin with his previous practice in Bodmin, this building responded to a challenging brief providing 640 m² of accommodation across two stories and three separate buildings. The design seeks to keep a low profile with a bio diverse roofscape reducing impact for neighbouring properties above. The building generally comprises of contemporary, elegant design combined with the use of local, natural materials such as stone, slate, copper, local timber and soil. In particular, materials were selected to provide resistance against the harsh environment of the primary dune landscape of the North Coast.
The roof continues to respond to its challenging environment and is gradually stabilising with local, resilient plants colonising. The interior is generally open plan and relaxed with polished concrete floors throughout and Douglas Fir flooring at first floor. Since completion, the building has one range of awards including the South West Regional RIBA award, the Times Award and the Home Building and Renovation Award for interior design. The building represents a clear departure for house design in the area and may well set the precedent for things to come.