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Beautiful contemporary architecture on the beach at Camber Sands
Beautiful contemporary architecture on the beach at Camber Sands
Porto front door in Camber Sands
Porto front door in Camber Sands
The contemporary Porto front door matches the exterior cladding
The contemporary Porto front door matches the exterior cladding
What a way to step out of your front door!
What a way to step out of your front door!

1. Kebony Houses: Porto front door in a beautiful beach setting

Ever since we received these pictures, we’ve all been dreaming of living by the sea. This house creates new meaning to sinking your feet in the sand! Stuart Martin, of Walker and Martin Architects, tells us all about these great buildings and how they came about.

For more information about kebony wood go to www.kebony.com

The site is on the beach at Camber Sands with the sea to front and sand dunes to the rear. It is a beautiful but sometimes harsh location. The house design required to be both flood resilient and resistant to the sometimes hostile marine location whilst sitting comfortable alongside existing beach houses and the natural backdrop of the changing landscape of the dunes and sea. The main structure is formed from an ICF construction system with an engineered timber upper deck and roof structure in both cases accommodating both efficient construction processes and the difficult logistics of site access. The entire structure was heavily insulated and clad with Kebony timber. The effect of wrapping the entire building in same material visually strengthens the simple form. As the natural material weathers it will become part of the landscape and topography of the beach. Of course the front door is also wrapped in Kebony and becomes the portal to a timber lined hallway completed with the cladding repeated on the inner face of the door."

- Stuart Martin

Inspirational views for this remodelled farmhouse
Inspirational views for this remodelled farmhouse
Milano front door | European Oak | Urban Front
Milano front door | European Oak | Urban Front
Two bi-fold Parma garage doors in European Oak
Two bi-fold Parma garage doors in European Oak
The Milano door design works perfectly in this hallway
The Milano door design works perfectly in this hallway
Old and new buildings working well together
Old and new buildings working well together
The Milano front door design works well with the wood cladding
The Milano front door design works well with the wood cladding
This award winning house has an enviable position nestled in the Kent hillside
This award winning house has an enviable position nestled in the Kent hillside
Urban front worked alongside the architects ensuring the doors would not stand out too much
Urban front worked alongside the architects ensuring the doors would not stand out too much
The door fits in very well with the Scandinavian look of the interiors
The door fits in very well with the Scandinavian look of the interiors

3. Caring Wood: bespoke doors for an award winning house

It's obvious that a house that has won RIBA House of the Year 2017  is going to be special, but even that doesn't prepare you for the sheer glory of Caring Wood.  CLT built and gracefully designed, this house is mighty in every way.

Urban Front supplied 7 doors in total to this house - some were used in the internal courtyard and some are hidden in the chestnut cladding on parts of the house. The work we did with the architects involved a lot of detail ensuring the doors would not stand out too much, and specifically centred around the front door which had stand out elements on the face of the door.

We love the lighting around the entrance and the fact that the door fits in very well with the particularly Scandinavian look of the interiors. A lovely country home to be enjoyed by many generations.

Doors used on this house were all bespoke E98 Passive Doors in Chestnut to match the cladding.

Architects: Macdonald Wright Architects http://macdonaldwright.com/?portfolio=caring-wood 

Caring Wood is a country home for three generations of the same family, incorporating formal, communal and private spaces. Set in 84 acres its brief was to embody the spirit of the English country house and estate in a design which would embrace its context and landscape, while providing a carbon neutral response to climate change. The project was subject to a rigorous planning process to achieve consent under PPS7

House 19 award winning house
House 19 award winning house
House 19 award winning house 1
House 19 award winning house 1
House 19 award winning house 2
House 19 award winning house 2
House 19 award winning house 3
House 19 award winning house 3

4. House 19: Terano front door with canopy in a RIBA award winning house

This wonderful house by architect Heinz Richardson of JESTICO + WHILES won a RIBA South Award.

House 19 is a two storey home within a suburban area in an old town in Buckinghamshire with fairly ordinary looking homes surrounding it.  We were first approached by the architect on the project who was very particular about the door he wanted to use. 

A lovely opportunity to highlight a doorway within a beautifully detailed corten canopy and stunning flint work. The rest of the building includes burnt cedar cladding --the ancient Japanese art of burning timber to provide a beautiful and long lasting product - and black windows. The front elevation hides a fabulous inner courtyard and a very well lit house which is very white in contrast to the exterior.

The door chosen was a Terano E80 in an oak stained in a very particular black/grey. The mixture of stainless steel and corten accessories work together to make this door look quite special.

For more information about the architects:  www.jesticowhiles.com

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