The Black House : Shoreham

Inspired by coastal fishing huts where timber framed huts were painted with black tar for water-proofing. These were the simplest of buildings built on the beach – literally on the shingle. The closest buildings to the sea.

The choice of materials inextricably links the building to the coast and the construction is super-insulated. It was one of the first houses by JBA to vastly outperform the requirements of the building regulations for thermal efficiency.

This is my own house. Only when an architect has built their own house, can they fully appreciate the level of commitment a client must have to following this dream.

Situated in an area historically known as “Bungalow Town”, the single-storey design was well supported by the local community:

“A massive improvement…

will considerably add to the look of our street”

“A carefully considered design with a positive impact”