Silver House by Hyde + Hyde Architects

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Location: Gower Peninsula, United Kingdom

Year: 2017


Contractor: James Developments Ltd
Energy Consultant: Melin
Quantity Surveyor: Ivor Russell Partnership
Interior Design: Bracey Interiors Ltd
Bathroom Supplier: Kohler
Landscape Design: Environment Wales
Lighting Design: Erco Lighting Limited
Structural Engineers: CB3 Consult


Recently awarded the Royal Society of Architects Wales, ‘Best Building of 2017’ along with an ‘RSAW award for Architecture’ and ‘Client of the Year’ award.

This is a very elegant and thoughtful piece of architecture. It has great conceptual clarity, it is rich with ideas without being over burdened with them. While it is rigorous in resolution it retains an air of easiness and is wholly comfortable in its context.

RSAW Judges comments



Our clients live among light and the warmth of wood, while presiding over the spectacular views towards Oxwich Point.

The material language of the ground floor responds to the medieval tradition of dry stone walling found in the area. Portal windows to the ground floor bedrooms cantilever over a reflecting pool that gathers rainwater from the roofs above.

Living spaces are found at first floor resting on exposed timber beams which themselves learn from the tectonic construction of agricultural buildings nearby. A sound recording studio located within the basement gathers natural light through the reflecting pool surrounding the residence.

The main monopitch roof responds to the relentless wind and rain which blows from the open ocean over a timeless landscape.

Hyde + Hyde Architects


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Hyde + Hyde Architects


The practice was formed by Architects Kristian + Kay Hyde in 2006. The heart of the practice is a close collaboration between the following people…

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