Architect John Young collaborated with Meloy Architects in the design this minimalistic summerhouse in Hayling Island, UK. The layout is an open plan living space, with a floor to ceiling glazing facade that opens entirely to the beach front terrace.
The house is one of the six shortlisted projects to receive this year's RIBA Manser Medal for best British house.
The bedrooms also maintain views over the Kench through full height glazed doors.
The components of the plan are unified under a projecting canopy roof and a terraced base of the same width. The terrace is finished in timber decking made from slow growth Oregon pine. The full length boards are aligned and finished to provide a visual continuation of the internal Douglas Fir timber flooring.