Clifftops Cove Holiday Park, Morrow + Lorraine Architects, UNESCO-protected site, UNESCO, England, green architecture, rustic architecture, Portland stone, open-plan, holiday homes

The Clifftops Cove Holiday Park will occupy a former caravan park on the Jurassic Coast, on the Isle of Portland. Set into a natural step in the terrain and covered in grass, the houses will be built using pre-patinated copper and Portland stone, which is quarried nearby.

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Clifftops Cove Holiday Park, Morrow + Lorraine Architects, UNESCO-protected site, UNESCO, England, green architecture, rustic architecture, Portland stone, open-plan, holiday homes

“It is a wild, post-industrial landscape in which the heritage issues are bound up with the natural,” said the architects. “On the one hand, the site is associated with the Jurassic Coast and quarrying, but on the other with a tamed and managed polite landscape associated with Pennsylvania Castle.”

Clifftops Cove Holiday Park, Morrow + Lorraine Architects, UNESCO-protected site, UNESCO, England, green architecture, rustic architecture, Portland stone, open-plan, holiday homes

Three of the five residences will have split levels, while the two single-story houses will bracket the entire development. Open-plan living rooms and dining areas which open onto a patio overlooking the English Channel will dominate the interiors. Rugged Portland stone walls will separate the units, while the glass facades will be rotated three degrees from the next in order to reduce reflections. The £2 million ($2.8 million) development is slated for completion in March, 2017.

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