Kai Tak House, Cornwall England - architecture and design

Kai Tak House, Cornwall England



Kai Tak House, Cornwall England, Architecture, Award Winning Cornish Property, English Holiday Home Photos
Kai Tak House in Cornwall
11 Jan 2022
Design: Cassell Tarring
Location: Polzeath, Cornwall, south west England, UK

Photos: Daniel Fisher
Kai Tak House, England
Kai Tak is a contemporary holiday home located in Polzeath, Cornwall. The development appears to perch over the edge of its stone plinth to maximise its unique dual aspect of countryside and coastal views.

Perching on a stone plinth is the award winning Kai Tak. Its striking yet simple form echoes the gable-ended traditional Cornish vernacular of the house that once stood in its place. A locally sourced slate plinth grows from the existing Cornish hedge forming the lower ground floor and anchoring the building into its site.
The client?s aspiration was to unlock the site?s potential through a unique and architecturally driven approach to achieve high end coastal living with maximised coastal views. The proposal resulted in a building with a modern yet timeless form that is characterised by oversized glazed openings and deep set cut outs. This is complimented by a paired back material palette and minimal contemporary detailing that possesses a commitment to quality and longevity.

The project was awarded both the ?Best Architecture Single Residence South West? and ?Best Architecture Single Residence United Kingdom? in the UK Property Awards 2020-2021.

The award-winning house is split over three levels. The ma...
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