Coastal architecture focuses on the use of simplistic yet innovative design techniques to create places that encourage a connection to the surrounding environment. Combining a strong attention to detail with the use of recycled materials, coastal sustainable development seeks to establish spaces that can expand and contract around guests, adapt to seasonal weather patterns, optimise solar orientation and maximise views. Coastal houses that link people and place, present an experience of the elements and celebrate the use of local materials demonstrate key elements of coastal modern architecture.

Piece by Piece

Issue 77

Sam Crawford Architects designed this beach house on Scotland Island to blend into the background, focusing on the occupants inside and natural vistas outside.