Hyde + Hyde has unveiled proposals for four homes set in the grounds of an ecclesiastical mansion on Wales’ Gower Peninsula
The £2.5 million scheme in Newton, close to Swansea won planning earlier this year and is due to start on site in early 2014.
The architectural language of the homes has been inspired by practice research into local vernacular typologies found within the conservation area and the wider rural landscape beyond.
Two distinct atmospheres of the site generate a unique response: The first two homes become introverted courtyards and a private world unto themselves. While the open aspect of the remaining site generates a linear series of confident architectural forms. These respond to the history of the ‘kitchen garden grid’ that defines the immediate topography.
The warm material palette at ground floor is predominantly limestone, timber and glass. Low profile monopitch roofs have been introduced to the first floor volumes, reminiscent of the subservient language of agricultural outbuildings nearby.
Architect Hyde + Hyde
Tender date early 2014
Start on site date 2014
Total cost £2.5 million
Planning Consultant Geraint John Planning
Code Assessor Green Build