Projects_Residential /  Single Storey Development  Swansea


Our aim was not to over develop the site but to create a good quality well designed living environment. We therefore proposed three individually designed dwellings of differing character and form but sharing the same theme and palette of materials. The buildings have been organised so as to enjoy uninterrupted sunshine throughout the day with solid sheltering north walls and glazed south walls with deep sheltering verandahs. 


Plot 1 is a long dwelling with entry to the west from a carport. The circulation runs along the north side of the building, freeing up the south for the living and sleeping accommodation. Every room therefore has a connection with the outdoors and sunshine throughout the day.  A verandah allows the occupants to sit out under cover in shade and sheltered from the rain. This dwelling has three bedrooms, a kitchen/ dining area and sitting room with woodburner. 


Plot 2 is a four bedroom single storey dwelling with garage designed around a central courtyard. The kitchen /dining area faces south onto a verandah and the east facing bedroom wing has views over the garden and receives morning sun. The sitting room lies at the end of this wing offering seclusion, west facing aspect thus enjoying the evening sun. It is intended that the courtyard is planted to bring nature into the heart of the dwelling. A decked area links the dining area and living room with ample opportunity for sitting out. 

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