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The Seaside House by Ultra Architects is an Intimate Getaway

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Dec 4, 2013 • References: architectism and dezeen
Somewhere in Poland exists the Seaside House, otherwise known as "the house of your dreams." Designed by Ultra Architects, this abode combines modern elements with a rustic feel for an overall intimate vibe. The house got its name due to its precarious location behind Sand dunes, which meant it had to be built with a heavy waterproof structure to protect against high ground water levels.

The interior features an exposed concrete framework that was left exposed throughout the house. Meanwhile, the exterior is panelled with timber that is used as formwork for the concrete. The architects commented on the unconventional choice, saying, "In effect we achieved a characteristic reversal – warm wood on the outside and rough concrete with imprints of a formwork inside a house."