Trewarren, Pembrokeshire by John Pardey Architects
An elegant post and beam structure frames the front part of this house, which is set into a hillside and makes the most of magnificent views. The architect was looking for clean lines and an absence of fussy connections, a task made more demanding by the fact that the exposed cliff-top position required the frame to resist high wind loadings. The solution uses resin-bonded steel rods to make a connection in which no plates or fixings are visible. The judges said this was ‘a‑beautiful building, with enviable joinery and overall craftsmanship making a rewarding experience’. The timbers used included iroko and Canadian Western red cedar.
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