Dungeness: Coastal Architecture
The Kent coastal strip of Dungeness is a unique environment. Harshly vulnerable to the elements yet protected from inland development, it has enticed many architects, artists, photographers and creative thinkers, including of course renowned artist and film-maker Derek Jarman.
Its exposed position makes it an extreme place – a viewing station for the shifting sea, the passing clouds and the changing seasons. Design writer Dominic Bradbury is your guide to this border landscape both natural and manmade, from shingle beaches to black houses.
Dungeness is a crucible for exciting architecture; the local vernacular includes fishermen’s cottages, lighthouses and ex-industrial structures. This mix has attracted leading architects including Rodic Davidson, Fiona Naylor and Brian Johnson, Simon Conder, Guy Holloway and others to complete projects in the area. The book includes sixteen stunning case studies of homes both converted from non-domestic buildings and exciting new builds.
”'A relaxing escapist treat.” - Catherine Croft, 20th Century Society
”'The architectural variety showcased nods to the way the Kent coastal strip has long attracted architects, photographers and creative thinkers.” - The i Paper
”'Architectural journalist and lecturer Dominic Bradbury’s Dungeness Coastal Architecture, beautifully illustrated with photographs by Rachael Smith, charts the development of the Dungeness vernacular, taking in the bold interventions made by Simon Conder, Rodić Davidson and NORD Architecture.” - Financial Times