Hyde + Hyde News – September


Planning has now been awarded for four luxury 'high quality' contemporary homes set within the enclosed private grounds of an existing ecclesiastical mansion on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, South Wales.

The homes endorsed by the Design Commission for Wales will achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes rating of 4.

The warm authentic material palette at ground floor is predomina...

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A new domestic high quality contemporary refurbishment and addition completes on site in Cardiff.

Hyde + Hyde News – August

A new high quality domestic project completes on site in Cardiff

The 73m² addition to the rear of the home was part of a larger overhaul of the property which included replacing curved glass windows.

The contemporary extension appears as a simple box peeping above the layers of existing green glazed tiles of the existing home when viewed from the front.

The extension features a number o...

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Timber Yard - Social Housing

Hyde + Hyde News July

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The practice has been busy producing tender drawings for an 18 unit Social Housing project in the heart of the city of Swansea. The project will achieve code 3+ for sustainable homes rating with an enhanced thermal envelope, reducing the need for bolt on technologies.

The practice has also been invited to design a new high profile Cafe-Bar within the city, working in ...

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Exhibition of our proposals within the DC09

Hyde + Hyde News June

Exhibition of our proposals within the fuselage of a DC09 aeroplane

June saw the practice taking part in Adain Avion Cultural Olympiad 2012. An exhibition showcasing potential projects within the city - held within the fuselage of a DC09 aeroplane that took up temporary residence in the City of Swansea.

The two architectural proposals drew a great deal of interest and debate, from BBC radio...

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Adain Avion Groupwork

Hyde + Hyde News May

The practice has been busy preparing designs for Adain Avion 'Cultural Olympiad 2012'.

Students from the Welsh School of Architecture and the University of Bath took up temporary residence in our design studio over the course of two weeks to participate alongside our team.

The task: To design and produce proposals for the forthcoming exhibition to be housed within Adain Avion, a mobile a...

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Cliff House - window installation

Hyde + Hyde News April

Hyde + Hyde presented a lecture at the University of Portsmouth, covering critical aspects of the studio's award winning work to date. This formed part of the Universities annual Architecture School Society lecture series in 2012. More information can be found on the PASS website.

The practice has been busy developing detailed designs for a new contemporary home and music editing studio on ...

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New Website – Launch

We are delighted this month to launch our new practice website.

This has been in development in close collaboration with our branding agency Smörgåsbord and web developer Hellotank over the past few months and we’re really pleased with the results.

The idea behind the new website is mainly to improve the accessibility of our projects and provide more in-depth information to our clie...

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Hyde + Hyde @ building wales exhibition

Building Wales – The Growing Architecture of a Small Nation

We are currently exhibiting Idle Rocks and Pennard House projects at the 'Building Wales' exhibition, which opened on 29th September 2011.

The exhibition is a celebration of the diversity of Wales’ rich architectural heritage. Drawings, models and photographs of past schemes are included.

As part of Cardiff Design Festival 2011, Design circle have compiled this exhibition from over 25 ...

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Ground floor slab cast

Copper House – Site Progress

We have recently been involved with a high quality contemporary refurbishment and extension to a 1940′s modern home within the city of Cardiff, South Wales.

The following post tracks the construction progress...

Ground floor slab cast

The beginning; a monotonous, colourless ground foundation slab is cast in concrete on a cold November day.

Curved steel, an imprint of the existing c...

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Pennard House in the Daily Telegraph

Pennard House wins ‘Best Contemporary House’

The practice was delighted to be informed that Pennard House has won 'Best Contemporary House' in the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2010.

The  house on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales has recently laid claim to a series of nominations and awards including:

Cardiff Design Festival Best of Welsh Design for the Built Environment.
Plaque of Merit at the Blaenau ...

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