The Coombe: 'the Scarp'

‘The Scarp’ is located on the ridge or upper slopes farthest away from the chalk cliffs.

urban form & architectural language

The urban form and architectural language should relate to this strategic position. Opportunities for an articulated silhouette, marker elements and captured long views are to be maximised, with the ridge profile becoming part of the characteristic silhouette, which dominates the Swanscombe, Northfleet and Gravesend landscape.

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references from the analysis

Longhouses with masonry plinth

Longhouses with masonry plinth

Red and white contrasting materials  Vertical emphasis to contrasting frame / grid configuration

Red and white contrasting materials

Vertical emphasis to contrasting frame / grid configuration

Marker towers on a ridge

Marker towers on a ridge

Industrial detailing of deep reveals creating shadows - Bay window feature

Industrial detailing of deep reveals creating shadows - Bay window feature


contemporary architectural language, materials & detailing

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