House For A Photographer In Pontypridd, Wales

Apr 1, 2014

Category: Living

Built in 2011 by Hyde+Hyde Architects, this boldly designed home in Pontypridd, Wales, has been dubbed “House for a Photographer.” While that little bit of careerism excludes us from living there, we still can’t help but praise the unique style of this standout creation.

Located within an isolated quarry on the lip of Brecon National Park, Hyde+Hyde kept the budget low while still keeping the aesthetic appeal high. Choosing to ‘touch the ground lightly,’ the whole structure appears to almost be floating, despite its reliance on in-situ concrete for the first floor cantilever slab. Energy efficiency is boosted by the combined heat recovery unit used with the high performance insulated structural panels for the walls and 2nd floor. Cor-ten sheets cover most of the exterior, helping to shield the home from the elements, and the complementary areas of plasterboard inside are designed to showcase the owner’s photography; hence the name of the project.

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