Private residence, Snowdonia National Park
The unique beauty of the site lent itself to exploring a strong tradition in Finnish and Nordic architecture where shapes and structures from the natural site are transformed and then transmitted into the architecture.
The design of the extension celebrates the stream and the way it wraps around the house, the corners effectively ‘knocked off’ to aid the flow of people and water around the building.
As well as extensively refurbishing the existing property, the house has been structurally modified to improve internal zoning and circulation and to allow the expanded kitchen to benefit from the new views south and upstream.
Contractor Ian Sneade and his capable team completed the works in early 2015.
Images: CAD renders