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Hyde + Hyde completes Welsh seaside home

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Hyde + Hyde Architects has completed this house on the Gower Peninsula in Wales

Perched on a limestone cliff, the house features a vast glazed wall which overlooks the sea.

The three-bedroom house has been constructed from concrete and has a cedar-clad balcony which extends the living space.

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The architect’s view

Perched up high on a limestone cliff overlooking the sea where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean, the new home allows our clients to live among the ever changing light and atmosphere of the ocean.

The architecture of the home is one of total focus on these views, with the main living spaces located on the first floor, combined with a strict brief to achieve a low carbon home.

Elements of the design ensure that the building’s long term energy performance will be exceptional. Utilizing an Air source heat pump feeding a wet under-floor heating system with whole house mechanical heat recovery ventilation. Hot water is stored in cylinder tanks assisted by solar thermal and air source heat pump.

Angled louvers are intended to help create a semi-transparent object whilst avoiding overlooking and provide wind protection. It also creates adaptable rain canopies, solar shading, cover for a carport and entrance canopy.

Hyde + Hyde

Project data

Architect Hyde + Hyde Architects
Location Southgate, Gower Peninsula
Type of project private house
Structural engineer CB3
Client Mr + Mrs Beresford
Funding private
Tender date February 2012
Start on site date September 2012
Contract duration N/A
Gross internal floor area 147m²
Form of contract and/or procurement on site project manager 
Total cost confidential    
M&E consultant SABA
Quantity surveyor Mildred Howells
Main contractor Self Build 
Specific environmental targetsCode for Sustainable Homes Level 4

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