Lighthouse 65 by AR Design Studio

This spectacular contemporary residence has just recently been designed by the Winchester-based architecture firm AR Design Studio, who sent us photos of this amazing development. The 2,000 square foot property is located in Hill Head along the south coast of England in the United Kingdom. From the architects: “This super insulated, luxury 3 bedroom house sits in a beautiful water side location on the South Coast, enjoying stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The design concept was to maximize the building’s width, so every key room enjoys expansive views of the vista; all bathrooms and utility spaces run at the rear of the property, allowing this.

The house sits 7 meters below road level with the roof acting as a parking deck for 3 cars. The house is accessed via an illuminated glass cube that tops a concrete stair core; the ‘lighthouse’ that gives the house its name. At night the lit glass glows to indicate local weather conditions: green when weather is fair and red when atmospheric pressure drops, warning passing yachtsmen of possible stormy conditions.

Visually the roof and floor decks are hung from the central concrete core, terminating in large cantilevers that provide shade and open-air shelter to the ground floor.”

Visit the website of AR Design Studio here.

Photos: Courtesy of AR Design Studio

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