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Hyde + Hyde's Swansea coast housing wins planning

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Three houses on the Swansea coast have been designed by Hyde + Hyde Architects to respond to the harsh maritime climate

The 850m2 scheme, named Sŵn-y-Môr which translates as ‘sound of the sea’, sits next to a small cove on the coast.

According to the practice, the £2million project responds to the regional climate, with overhangs and cantilevers to create protection from the rain and solar shading during the summer.

The buildings will be constructed from timber with stone referencing nearby drystone walls. Metal-sheet roofing will be used to respond to the harsh maritime climate.

Full-height glazing provides views out across the rugged coastline while concrete balconies restrict public sight lines up and into the houses.

Work is expected to start on sire next Spring.

Project data

Location Swansea, South Wales
Type of project Three private houses
Client Private
Architect Hyde + Hyde Architects
Structural engineer kPa Consulting Engineers
Planning consultant Geraint John Planning
Main contractor TBC
Funding Self-funded
Gross internal floor area 850m2
Total cost Undisclosed

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