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Idle Rocks is an existing quintessential 1960's modern house perched high on a hill with panoramic views of the ocean and Langland Bay. Hyde + Hy… Read More
Idle Rocks is an existing quintessential 1960's modern house perched high on a hill with panoramic views of the ocean and Langland Bay. Hyde + Hyde were recently approached to breathe life into the existing structure. Read Less
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Idle Rocks House
Langland Bay - South Wales
Hyde + Hyde Architects recently completed the following contemporary house, at Langland Bay, South Wales.

Unrelenting wind and winter ocean swell has created a rugged landscape that is defined by castles, medieval churches, iron age fortifications and sandy beaches.

Along this coastline lies Idle Rocks. An existing quintessential 1960's modern house, perched high on a hill with panoramic views of the ocean.

Located within a conservation area the existing house had been neglected for many years. Its new owners had approached us to revitalize and breathe life into the existing structure.

For a full photographic record of the construction process please visit our blog here.
The sky frame occupies the dual role of elongating the front elevation, creating a heightened sense of drama and directional orientation, while symbolising the poetic connection between building and sky.
the sky frame occupies the dual role of elongating the front elevation, creating a heightened sense of drama and directional orientation, while symbolising the poetic connection between building and sky.
structure - a single column
bella @ home
Entrance screen and timber ventilation panel ajar.
In May 2010 the project was short-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects Design Awards.