Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Kebony Brings Scandinavian Style to The Point at Polzeath, United Kingdom by Laurence Associates
November 4th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Laurence Associates
Seven luxurious bespoke and contemporary holiday apartments were unveiled at The Point at Polzeath. Laurence Associates have fused modern luxury with ecological design and materials to create a premier destination for the environmentally-conscious traveller.
The apartments consist of four 3-bedroom and three 2-bedroom luxury units, located 250 metres from The Point’s restaurant and health club. The building itself sits within a hill ridge, complete with a sedum roof and Kebony cladding, discreetly blending with the surroundings. High quality building materials, including the acclaimed and sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, Kebony, are used for the cladding and soffits and the stone walls are locally sourced. In addition, ground source heat pumps have been installed, which supply hot water and underfloor heating throughout.
All the apartments feature spacious open plan living areas with floor to ceiling sliding doors, leading onto private terraces with views across the golf course and out to Pentire Point and the sea beyond. They also have private South facing terraces and three of the apartments feature large garden rooms.
The finish is contemporary with modern light furniture that has been uniquely designed and ‘up cycled’ and subtle hints of seaside living in the accessories. Stone flooring, wood burners and kitchens that are individually designed and built by a local craftsman complete the bespoke look.
The apartments at The Point, designed to blend in and complement the surrounding landscape, makes the most of a spectacular setting with minimal environmental impact, both in construction and maintenance. The Kebony cladding is exceptionally hard-wearing, tried and tested in the harsh Norwegian climates the material is perfectly placed to resist the sea winds. Over time the material will develop a beautiful silver patina, without the need for expensive and environmentally damaging treatments.
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