Hyde + Hyde Architects recently submitted the following contemporary residential development to Planning, located in Newton, a small village on the Gower coast, South Wales.
Four contemporary homes are proposed within the enclosed grounds of an existing ecclesiastical mansion.
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' of the main mansion and the distant views to the sea beyond.