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Anderby Creek

Tapio Snellman

A beach house on the English coast becomes the perfect summer retreat.

We don't know what exactly the clients said to Jonathan Hendry Architects when appointed for the refurbishing of their house, but from Tapio Snellman's video "Anderby Creek" we might guess that their requests were all about a sense of calmness and the use of light.

Located in the English county of Lincolnshire, the single-family dwelling sits on the sandy banks of Anderby Creek. Facing the sea and situated at the end of a road, surrounded thus by bushes and pebbles and vast skies, the residential unit is a two-stories house with a large wooden patio for a family. As one can see from the architects’ website, the initial research focused on finding the colour palette of the surroundings and turn it into the one they would use for the house, as to have it seamlessly blending with its context. The same went for the selection of materials, which includes stainless steel, cream plaster lime render, and aluminum, to enhance and soften various elements of the building.

Why listing materials and architects' initial investigation in speaking about Tapio Snellman's video? If you are watching "Anderby Creek", you already know the answer: Snellman - who has a talent in honoring the natural elements - celebrates the use of colors, the presence of light and the relationship of the dwelling with its natural surroundings, showing how interiors and exteriors blend, thanks to the architectural and interior design work of the firm - walking in the house, thanks also to the calm and seamless use of montage and camera, it’s like living one of those days where the temperature is so perfect one feels like swimming in the air.

The holiday home is the result of the refurbishment of a 1970s beach house and Jonathan Hendry Architects conserve the former vibration, while upping the game and providing a house with all the comforts.

(Story by Sara Marzullo, The Architecture Player)


Architect: Jonathan Hendry Architects
Mentioned project: Anderby Creek (2019)
Project location: East Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

United Kingdom 2019
Duration: 03'03"