Hyde architects
Category
Project
Location
Year
Residential
Heddfan
Cardiganshire
2012
Dawn - looking up from the secluded cove
Looking North along the coastal fringe of West Wales
Model showing roof relationships
The new home will have access to a private cove
Exploded Isometric - tectonic study
 

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.

 

Process/Research


Recognition

  • Building Design Magazine  Published 3rd January, 2013, by Cate St Hill