Living Architecture, the company out of England that rents modern home for holiday has a new offering, The Shingle House. This is the work of NORD (Northern Office of Research and Design), an architecture firm that specializes in sensory design. The Dune House sits on the coastline Dungeness, near Romney Marsh, England. The entire beach is classified as a nature reserve and its filled with unusual flora and is a haven bird life. The simple black exterior skin contrasts sharply with sand. Inside, the house is a simple composition – white on white with simple furnishings. The use of materials, like this doorknob, are evidence of the details that NORD has infused in the residence. When looking at smaller homes like this with such intention placed on design, I sometimes have to ask, is it art or architecture? Or, can it be both? What do you think? Wouldn’t it be great to rent Shingle House to ponder that question first hand.