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The Lake Cabin in Brabourne, South East England by RX Architects

Project name:
The Lake Cabin
Architecture firm:
RX Architects
Brabourne, South East England
Ashley Gendek
Tools used:
Nikon D850, Nikkor 24mm wide angle lens
Principal architect:
Rob Pollard
Design team:
RX Architects
Chartwood Joinery
Design year:
Completion year:
Built area:
35 ㎡
Site area:
Interior design:
RX Architects
Marian Boswall Landscape Architects
Structural engineer:
Price & Myers LLP
Coastview Construction LTD
Maxlight, Aurubis, Russel wood, Vado, Hansgrohe, Duravit, Inopra

Designed by Rye, East Sussex-based architecture practice RX Architects, The Lake Cabin is located in Brabourne, South East England.

Architect's statement: The site is in Brabourne within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) adjacent to a lake. The designs are for a cabin positioned on the lakes’ edge with a cantilevered deck over the water.

The cabin is approached along a woodland trail and is not accessible by vehicles. The building has been designed as an exposed timber-framed structure. There are two full glazed elevations which angle out towards the lake and slide open giving views out across the lake and to the countryside beyond.

lake cabin in the southern England image © Ashley Gendek

Externally the building is clad in a combination of rough sawn wide English oak plank cladding, and thin narrow-plained English oak cladding. This is combined with a concrete datum line to the base of the building, which steps up to create a concrete bench and log store. The roof, and roof trims are clad in a patinated bronze finish to contrast the natural wood, which is to be left unfinished to tarnish and weather with the landscape.

wooden cabin house surrounded with vegetation image © Ashley Gendek

lakeside cabin with green landscape view image © Ashley Gendek

cabin house in nature image © Ashley Gendek

dining table with lake view from window image © Ashley Gendek

small cactus in a pot on the dining table image © Ashley Gendek

natural sunlight enters dining room though opened windowimage © Ashley Gendek

bathroom washing basinimage © Ashley Gendek

dining table and chairs image © Ashley Gendek

cabin reflection in the water image © Ashley Gendek

cabin surrounded by trees and water image © Ashley Gendek

countryside house in England image © Ashley Gendek

trees reflection in lake water image © Ashley Gendek

small wooden cabin image © Ashley Gendek

green nature image © Ashley Gendek

cabin with illumination at night image © Ashley Gendek

wooden cabin with illumination reflected in water image © Ashley Gendek

Cabin architectural planPlan

Site PlanSite Plan

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Western Elevation Western Elevation 

Northern Elevation Northern Elevation 

Southern Elevation Southern Elevation 

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