Swansea Home, Loyn & Co Architects Wales, Modern Welsh Residential Building Photos

Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects News

8 May 2022

Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects – 2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award Winner

This is one of two projects have been awarded Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Awards.

Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects

Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects

Photographs : Charles Hosea

New Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects

Jury Report

The judges were bowled over by the spectacular location within the AONB, high up on the coastline offering views to the sea and with a magnificent stand of mature pine trees within the garden. This is a replacement house which is larger and relocated forward in the site to maximise on the sea views.

It is a steeply sloping site which is both a challenge in terms of access and buildability and an opportunity for the house to sit back and hug the landscape and embrace the varying levels. It’s broken building line, which steps back and then up to the glazed atrium and upper-level main bedroom, along with its largely timber clad Kebony facade means that from the wider views the house blends well into the landscape and is concealed further by the pine trees in its foreground.

New residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects

There is a good sense of arrival with a transition from the recessed stone clad lower entrance hall up to lower hall up to a light washed, double-height atrium containing an internal garden planted with small trees and palms. This is the centrepiece to the house and very much meets the clients brief who are keen gardeners. The main kitchen and living space leads off the atrium to extend out to the garden and it is from here that you can really enjoy the south-facing sea views.

New Swansea house by Loyn & Co Architects

The internal layout follows a simple linear plan with rooms feeding off a central corridor. This arrangement is animated by the double height garden and ability to open up rooms to the main circulation space via sliding doors which offers a sense of fluidity and openness and gives flexibility with the ability to close them off for privacy. The large glazed areas are located around the atrium, to windows facing out to the sea and contribute hugely to creating a light filled house with the landscaped planting enjoyed both inside and out. The owners speak appreciatively of the house and love what the architects have achieved for them.

New property in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects

RIBA region: Wales
Architect practice: LOYN+CO ARCHITECTS
Date of completion: Dec 2020
Date of occupation: Dec 2020
Project city/town: Swansea
Gross internal area: 357.00 m²
Net internal area: 271.00 m²
Contractor company name: Bradbar Ltd.

New Swansea home by Loyn & Co Architects


Structural Engineers: Vale Consultancy
Environmental / M&E Engineers: WSP
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant: Richard Parfitt Associates


• Regional Award Short List

2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award Winners

2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

House designs

Architecture Awards

2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards images / information from RIBA / RSAW

Location: Swansea, South Wales, UK

Welsh Architecture


Welsh Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Swansea Arena Building, Copr Bay, central Swansea, South Wales
Design: ACME
Swansea Arena building, Wales by ACME
photo © James Newton / Swansea Council
Swansea Arena Building

Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies
Design: AHR Architects
IMPACT Swansea University Research Facility building by AHR Architects
photos courtesy of AHR Architects
Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies

Swansea Architecture

Cardiff Architecture

Comments / photos for the Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects – 2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards page welcome