- Location : St. Brelade, Jersey
- Date : 2019 - current
- Client : Confidential
- Project Status : Construction
Nestled in the sought after location of Les Ruisseaux Estate, Le Rocher Rouge is bound by steeply terraced gardens to the north and west of the site while a rocky outcrop forms the south eastern section of the site. Recessed into the landscape with terraced landforms that fall down towards Ouaisne Bay area, the site benefits from far reaching, uninterrupted sea views across the Bay and complete with exposure to natural south western daylight.
Planned around a central linear staircase that allows daylight to cascade through the varying levels, the proposed house provides four levels of accommodation containing a mix of entertainment, open plan living and work spaces.
A central courtyard, decorated with manicured landscape is created within the plan providing a connection to outside space as well as natural daylight beyond the glazed southern elevation.
The external material palette is limited with a focus on refinement and craftsmanship in the detailing of how the finishes come together. The house is bedded into the site through a dark grey stone cladding that ties it into its local context providing a robust and rugged appearance at street level. In contrast, the upper levels are enclosed in an engineered metal cladding system with a patenated finish. Set within large cantilevered terraces, a floor to ceiling sliding glass window system blurs the boundaries from inside to outside. The soffit of the over sailing terraces and roofs are clad with timber at each level which continues internally accentuating the connection of inside and outside space.
The tones and textures of the external cladding are continued internally with the use of polished concrete walls and floors and timber ceilings.