Coatal Retreat


Somers House

Client
Private
Architects
Alter Studio
Year
2011
Program
Housing
Status
Complete
Scale
120sqm

The project

Anchoring creates a tension between the landscape and the house

The site for the Somers house slopes dramatically from the road down to Somers beach frontage. The split level house is approximately 50 squares and is orientated to the sea views. The house responds to its context by anchoring at significant points. This anchoring creates a tension between the landscape and the house. Roof planes step down to enclose indoor and outdoor space. The exposed steel structure orders the space from the street aspect through to the internal living space.