The Manser Medal

Salt House, Blackwater Estuary, Essex | Alison Brooks Architects

The Salt House is a rare example of a contemporary UK sea-side house. Constructed as a weekend retreat and future home to retire for the owners, Salt House carries forward the Modernist tradition of the experimental 'beach house' as a vehical to explore new architectural possibilities-site specific yet containing the potential for wider application. Extensively published in this country and abroad, The Guardian's Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey described The Salt House as "one of the best new houses in Britain today". In 2006 the house won the Grand Designs Award for the Best New Build House of the Year and has recently been awarded the 2007 RIBA Manser Medal. 

Source: Dezeen