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Shepway's rubber house wins top award

Contributed by editor on Oct 17, 2004 - 08:02 PM


SHEPWAY'S RUBBER HOUSE WINS TOP AWARD
       

The Marco Goldschmied Foundation has awarded this years Stephen Lawrence Prize for achitecture to a beach house at Dungeness.

 
The rubber-clad house Vista, o­n Dungeness beach, was designed by architect Simon Conder. It is covered in a rubber skin similar to a wetsuit.

Built o­n the site of a 1930s fishing hut, it was completed in November 2003.

It is situated close to Dungeness nuclear power station and is a short distance from the late film-maker and artist Derek Jarman's famous house.

The prize is part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award scheme.