Johnson Naylor Transforms a Historically Significant Structure

 - Nov 12, 2018
References: johnsonnaylor & dezeen
This concrete holiday home has a strong aesthetic presence. Located in Dungeness, England, the low-lying structure was a "bomb-proof fuel pumping station during World War II." Johnson Naylor — a UK-based architecture firm, was tasked with overhauling the historically significant structure and transforming it into a holiday retreat. The studio realized the structural charm of the building and sought out to retain some of the key features that made the building unique. While the exterior of the concrete holiday home remains unembellished, the interior features a direct juxtaposition of traditional architecture and contemporary sensibilities. For example, while the arrangement of furniture proves to be sleekly modern, Johnson Naylor embraced original key design elements like the "concrete plank ceiling, [which is] supported with steel beams."

Photo Credits: Guy Montagu-Pollock