The new home occupies a truly breathtaking location near the seaside village of Aberporth, in Cardigan Bay, West Wales.
The new home will be for a large family. The architecture is a response to personality, circumstance and memories of childhood, creating substance and meaning for those contained within it.
The material response is without doubt vernacular: black fibre cement tile, knit’s into the soft black slate of adjacent fishing cottages. The concrete base is allowed to weather naturally like the rock that supports it. The ground floor will be in-situ concrete with recycled aggregates. The first floor will be timber frame with an exposed internal roof structure that is as dynamic as the overall roof form, as it quietly responds to the presence of the Atlantic.
Living spaces are found at first floor with 180 degree views of open ocean. On the ground floor bedrooms align with a shifted geometry to maximize views.
The new home will become a container for new experiences. A place to relax and enjoy all the West Coast has to offer within a relaxed informal family environment.
- Building Design Magazine Published 3rd January, 2013, by Cate St Hill