Design Firm, HUDSON Architects, Completes A House Using Environment-Friendly Materials

Charis Raji
2 min readApr 15, 2022

Corten and flint are two environment-friendly materials used in this project.

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This home fits the landscape of the Glaven Valley in North Norfolk.

It's composed of rustic Corten weathering steel and has a gull-winged sedum roof that supports biodiversity and rainwater attenuation.

The project’s ceilings are dramatically high which allows the opportunity for clerestory windows that flood the space with light.

Image from HUDSON Architects

Coast House is wrapped in a bid to echo the traditional building material that’s used in local walls and a nearby 15th-century church.

Image from HUDSON Architects

Another material, Corten was selected to give the house a contemporary feel. The energy requirements of Coast House are supplied by solar panels and Air Source Heat Pumps. Coast House is divided into sections: a wing wrapped in Corten steel and a central glass-walled pavilion that’s flanked by a wing clad in flint.

Image from HUDSON Architects

The studio explained they made use of a simple palette of materials that would create a contemporary yet respectful addition to the edge of the village: flint is a traditional building material used and celebrated in Norfolk.

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