RIBA Regional Awards 2014: Wales
Stormy Castle, North Gower
Loyn & Co Architects for a private client
Built partially into the hillside on the Gower Peninsula for a local couple, this brave contemporary design is striking for the way quality light reaches deep into the interior. The palette of materials is kept to a minimum – polished concrete floors flowing throughout, shuttered concrete walls, crystalline white ceilings, full height glazing to maximise the views and Corten steel accents. The judges called it ‘a tour de force in terms of space, natural light, level changes and connection to the landscape’.