Architecture at the beach

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Project • By Roxy Russell DesignCultural Centres

Aquarium La Rochelle

Jellyfish are perhaps the best example of environmental adaptation in the ocean. They are composed of 95 percent water.Unparalleled in diaphanous luminosity, they are also a natural inspiration for lighting elements. More


Oberoi Al Zorah Ajman

Oberoi’s first ultra-modern beach resort features Scandi-style interiors, glass-fronted villas and an 85-metre infinity pool.The resort is set on a quiet stretch of beach in Ajman, 56 miles (35km) from Dubai airport.Italian architect Piero Lissoni’s... More

Project • By Bark DesignPrivate Houses

Springs Beach House

A spectacular coastal site called for a complementary beach house to integrate with the landscape and take advantage of ocean, light and views: striking the perfect balance between prospect and refuge. Located on Central Queensland's 'Discovery... More

Project • By rdlp arquitectosHotels

Cacao Hotel Boutique / Live Aqua Resort

Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Quin­tana Roo, Mexico, a 3,200m2 plot of land neighbors the busiest and most important touristic avenue in the city known as the 5th Avenue, a 5 km long pedestrian-orient­ed street filled with vitality and 24... More

Project • By Artadi ArquitectoApartments


The project is located at 125 km south of Lima city in a beach named “Las Palmeras”. The house is organized into three levels: the first level contains all service areas, garage and guest rooms; the second level comprises the house principal room... More

Project • By Mareines + Patalano ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Leaf House

This project was inspired by Brazil´s Indian architecture, perfectly suited for the hot and humid climate where it stands, Angra dos Reis, one hour drive south of Rio de Janeiro .The roof acts as a big leaf that protects from the hot sun all the encl... More

Project • By studio101 architectsHousing

Beach House @ Edwards Point

The ‘Beach House @ Edwards Point’ incorporates an extension and renovation to an existing single storey holiday home. Located within the significant wet lands of Edwards Point and adjacent to Swan Bay on the Bellarine Peninsula, the design concept r... More

Project • By DAPh - Dutch Architectural PhotographersArt Galleries

Wood Dome

Dome untitled #143 Wood dome project Triënnale BeauFort 03 Location 2009 at the beach Middelkerke / Westende ( Belgium ) Artist, Aneas Wilder ( Schotland ) Bild 2009 Demolished 2009 More

Project • By Studio weaveSculptures


The longest bench in Britain was opened to the public in Littlehampton, West Sussex on the 30th July 2010. The bench seats over 300 people along Littlehampton’s promenade, overlooking the town’s award-winning Blue Flag beach. Designed by Studio We... More

Project • By Asum ArhitektidIndividual Buildings

Kuressaare Beach House

The town of Kuressaare got its rights on 1563. There are streets in the town where the streetscape hasn´t changed during the last 100 years. Although it isn´t a conservative community but the building environment is made to last.In the waterfront, th... More

Project • By Simon Conder AssociatesHousing

El Ray

Dungeness beach is a classic example of ‘Non-Plan’ and the houses that populate the beach have developed through improvisation and bodge. This scheme develops this tradition in a way that responds to the drama and harshness of the landscape. El Ray i... More

Project • By Guinée + Potin ArchitectsCoasts

Nautical centre in Pléneuf Val-André

The “Piégu” nautical centre must come to insert in the context, without "maltreating it", but to changing these principles simply, to coherence with architectural and landscape matter of the site. From independent components, the project creates a p... More

Project • By InarchitectsHousing

Beach house IJS-4

INarchitecten is an agency that taken the innermost space as the most important design criterion. From the inner work is, literally and figuratively, architecture that is original and unique. The exterior, certainly not least, here is a logical conse... More

Project • By Heatherwick StudioRestaurants

East Beach Cafe

The East Beach Cafe was created by mother and daughter team Jane Wood and Sophie Murray. Both residents of Littlehampton, an opportunity arose for them to buy a beachfront site with planning permission for a business - the only site on a beautiful,... More

Project • By Artadi ArquitectoHousing

Clubhouse in Cerro Colorado

The Project consists of a club house and beach facilities for Cerro Colorado’s club. Conceptually, the solution questions the relation between man and nature. The straight line, as in “man’s line”, finds in its evolution towards the grid, th... More