Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen context view from road contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen site plan contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen kitchen context view contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen kitchen sketchbook 03 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen kitchen sketchbook 04 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen kitchen sketchbook 01 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen kitchen sketchbook 02 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley

TYR YWEN

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.

 

Location:  

Mynyddbach, South Wales

Status:       

RIBA Stage 2 Pre Application

Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen kitchen GF plan contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen annex scale model birds eye view contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen annex scale model elevation view contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen annex sketchbook 01 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen annex sketchbook 03 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen annex sketchbook 02 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen annex sketchbook 04 contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen context view from road contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley
Hills+Co. - Tyr Ywen context view from garden contemporary charred timber in Wye Valley

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