Invisible Studio created the House with Courtyards on Cornwall's northern coast. Clad in local slate and copper, the house appears to be hewn from the surrounding sloping landscape. The architectural studio built the house into a steep site overlooking Polzeath Beach.
To create a sense of indoor and outdoor living spaces, a series of internal courtyards are built into the house's layout to shelter its dwellers from prevailing winds while allowing them to enjoy the outdoors. A cluster of blocks surrounds the courtyards with irregularly pitched roofs, united by a central axis. On the inside, lightweight steel staircases lead guests to the first floor and into the kitchen for a modern design. The floors are made from local slate, while the windows are clad in copper.
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