The site is located in Brabourne within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) adjacent to a large lake. The designs are for a cabin positioned on the lakes’ edge with a cantilevered deck over the water.
The project is located at the edge of a lake next to a woodland. The lake facing façade opens up providing a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors and the client regularly swims in the lake and enjoys kayaking from the Jetty.
The cabin is approached along a woodland trail. It is not accessible by vehicles. The building has been designed as an exposed timber-framed structure. There are two full glazed elevations which angle out towards the lake and slide open giving views out across the lake and to the countryside beyond.
The cabin is clad in British Larch with a natural bronze seamed roof and stone plinth. The roof overhangs on the southern and western elevations to provide shelter with the cantilevered roof stretching out over a frameless glazed corner window.
The Cabin consists of a garden room, kitchen, wetroom and mezzanine with beds. The cabin is externally cladded in Siberian Larch and has an Aurubis bronze roof finish. Internally the building is clad in limed douglas fir boarding with a sitting area, dining space, kitchen and raised sleeping mezzanine
Externally the building is clad in a combination of rough sawn wide English oak plank cladding, and thin narrow-plained English oak cladding. This is combined with a concrete datum line to the base of the building, which steps up to create a concrete bench and log store. Source by RX Architects.