Any Daily Mail headline that breathlessly asks, "Who would live in a house like this?" is definitely something worth more than just a passing glance; sure enough, deliver the article does. Featured on the paper's list of strange British homes is this, a beach house that's clad entirely in rubber as a means of waterproofing the place—the inside is all timber and would rot if it got wet. In fact, per the architect Simon Conder's description, "the project is the first to use EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber waterproofing to clad an entire building." Ethylene propylene diene monomer: how sexy!
· Who would live in a house like this? The black rubber cottage and nine other great British architectural homes [Daily Mail]
· Rubber beach house, Dungeness [BBC]
· Black Rubber Beach House Dungeness [e-architect]