The proposals at Tyr Ywen include a contemporary kitchen extension to the existing stone house, and a new build annexe which replaces an existing garage structure.
The kitchen extension is sited on the end gable of the existing house in
order to relate to the private garden access and aspect, and to minimise its massing in context. The existing
out of proportion canopy to the front of the house, is replaced by an integrated covered terrace that wraps around the front and connects with the new extension. Carefully placed stone-faced retaining walls act as planters and link the house with the new annexe seamlessly.
The new build annex includes a new double garage at ground level and a 'lightweight' timber framed, timber
clad living accommodation above. The massing has been carefully controlled to minimise dominance over the existing house and protect privacy.
The materiality for both additions have been carefully selected to integrate with the existing site and house. Stone faced retaining walls 'grow' out of the main house and link with the ground floor of the new annex, creating a 'heavyweight' base for solidity. Charred timber cladding
and exposed structural columns
match the dark grey painted traditional windows of the main house and create a more 'lightweight'
dynamic contrast with the landscape beyond.
Mynyddbach, South Wales
RIBA Stage 2 Pre Application
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