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Blade House | Coledale

Under the escarpment, close to the sea. South facing slope, in a residential area undergoing gentle transformation. Miners cottages mix with more recent homes. Vacant block with views and sun at odds to one another.

The response is to run the simple building volume north south. This not only allows view sharing with neighbours, but also creates a larger area for outdoor living to the east. To collect the sun, the western elevation is composed of strong blades, opening north and protecting from the afternoon heat. East elevation continues the guiding of views, and filtering of light though a covered, planted verandah.

The path of the sun tracked throughout the day, marking time.