Gareth Gardner is off to the Suffolk seaside to see a house in the shingle

Here's a reminder of the British-Summer-That-Never-Was. The dramatic pitched roofs of the Dune House, in the quirky Suffolk coastal resort of Thorpeness, rise above the equally precipitous beach. The holiday home was designed for Living Architecture by Norwegian practice Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects ( in collaboration with the UK's Mole Architects. If you want to stay there yourself, start saving your pennies and prepare to be patient - it's already fully booked for the coming 12 months. Living Architecture's latest schemes are a 'secular retreat' in south Devon, designed by Peter Zumthor, and the flamboyant A House for Essex by Grayson Perry and FAT. Both are due to open their doors in 2014.

By Gareth Gardner / Photography + Journalism /