Old Lydd Road Residences in East Sussex

Old Lydd Road Residences, East Sussex Waterfront Homes, New English Real Estate, Property Images

Old Lydd Road Residences in East Sussex

Two Large Beach Houses at Camber Sands, UK – design by RX Architects

30 Sep 2018

Old Lydd Road Residences

Design: RX Architects

Location: Camber Sands, East Sussex, Southern England, UK

Old Lydd Road Residences

The site lies within Camber Sands, directly adjacent to the famous beach and sand dunes which are designated as SSSI. The brief involved demolition the existing timber framed bungalow on the site and redeveloping it to create two large family beach houses.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

The brief was to divide the site so that the two clients could retain a property each, whilst creating a harmonious design between the two properties. Each client had differing requirements from the properties, resulting in two completely different internal layouts in each property.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

The design developed to allow flexibility in the architecture for each client to customise their own interiors without compromising on a harmonious external appearance. These slight variations between the two properties allow a subtly individual identity to each house.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

Landscaping around the site was very important, the buildings are raised above ground to maximise the views to the dunes and to put cars and bikes at a lower level. This creates a stepped entrance to the houses between stone retaining walls which are densely planted.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

Externally the building is constructed in a combination of white brick and Siberian larch. These materials were selected as they can stand the longevity needed in the extreme environment of the coastal location.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

Each property provides open plan living, kitchen and dining spaces on the ground floor with individual rear gardens. The gardens then lead on to a communal shared garden with vegetable and herb beds which are maintained using a sustainable grey water irrigation system.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

There are large first floor living rooms and balconies overlooking the dunes to maximise the view and the southernly aspect. There are also deep overhangs to prevent overheating in the intensely glazed main areas. The buildings are heated using Air Source Heat pumps, which create low levels of heat output into the underfloor heating systems. The buildings are highly insulated and sealed and therefore require very little heating and drastically reducing their running costs.

Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex Old Lydd Road Residence in East Sussex

Old Lydd Road Residences, East Sussex images / information received 300918


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




New Sussex Architecture

Contemporary Sussex Architecture Selection

Sussex Buildings

Porsche Sculpture for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Chalfont House, East Sussex
Design: RX Architects
Chalfont House
photograph : Ashley Gendek

Chalfont House

Merimac House
Design: Dyer Grimes Architecture
Merimac House
photography : Timothy Soar and Jack Hobhouse

Merimac House

The Grain House, Thakeham
Architects: Studio Bark
The Grain House in Sussex
image Courtesy architecture office

Paragraph 55 House in Sussex




Central Sculpture for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017, East Sussex
Design: Gerry Judah
Central Sculpture for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
photograph : David Barbour

University of Sussex Life Sciences Building

University of Sussex Life Sciences Building
Design: Hawkins\Brown
University of Sussex Life Sciences
image from architects

University of Sussex Life Sciences Building

English Architects Studios

English Houses

Comments / photos for the Old Lydd Road Residences in East Sussex page welcome

Old Lydd Road Residences in East Sussex Hastings

Website: RX Architects