The KAST team picked up a Commendation from the Cornwall Buildings Group for the design of Sea Edge House in Downderry. In assessing the scheme, the judges noted:
"Designing houses for prominent coastal sites is not without its challenges. Perhaps the most challenging is how to design a distinctive building that capitalises on the prospects of the site, but does not adversely dominate the coastal landscape. Sea Edge handles these challenges well: indeed, we felt that the simple, well proportioned white box of the upper storey, which contains the principal living spaces with superb sea views, happily blends with the neighbouring row of cliff top villas.
"Considerable attention was paid to detailing such as ensuring the roof overhanging the balcony provided effective protection from excessive sunlight for the living spaces during high summer. The external hanging staircase was also a nicely detailed feature which attracted favourable comments from the judges."
For information, visit the Sea Edge project page by clicking this link.