About the architects of Royal William Square

Dunescape is part of Royal William Square, a small beach-house development designed by Knox Bhavan Architects (KBA)

The practice is renowned for its elegant, eco-friendly modern buildings. The two images here show the original vision – sadly the turbines haven’t survived.

KBA say of their approach:  “The question always asked by KBA is ‘What makes good design?’ What makes a building? In answering this question KBA strive to make buildings that are both functional and a delight to occupy. Their buildings celebrate light and space, materials and colour, function and flexibility.”

In 2007, just after RWS was completed, the practice won the Grand Designs Best New-Build House award for the Holly Barn, Reedham,Norfolk.

The judges said it was “an unusual and striking house in a lovely setting. The detailing was excellent.”

The same is often said of Dunescape, and Royal William Square.

There are more of KBA’s houses here 

Including this inspired take on lake district vernacular architecture, Rigg Beck Cumbria