Medina House

Our brief was to design an environmentally sustainable home for our client and their family, located on the Hove seafront. The site, a derelict locally listed Victorian bathhouse, is tightly enclosed by properties on three sides, with open sea views to the south.

Date
2016 - Present

Client
Confidential

Location
Hove, UK

Gross Floor Area
742 m2

Status
Planning Consent

The key element of historical significance, the surviving decorative faience of the original swimming pool enclosure, is retained in-situ and restored as a backdrop to a new walled courtyard garden that echoes the dimensions of the original pool. The open-plan ground floor living area opens on to the courtyard to create a single private family space in the summer.

A vaulted concrete structure at ground floor draws its rhythm from the arches of the original bathhouse, but is equally a response to the requirements of the client’s brief and a system of internal organisation, serving both to span and sub-divide the large open-plan living area.