Luxury New Build, North Wales
Tsiantar Architects, based in Cheshire, built and designed a luxury new build house in North Wales that won a 2019 Northern Design Award.
The brief and design ethos for the residential build in North Wales was privacy, openness and views. The building’s orientation and form evolved to maximise the stunning views from the moment a person enters through the front door. The solid form of the house, and small yet refined window openings, which are visible upon approach, create the sense of privacy, while the larger expanse of floor to ceiling glass to the rear of the house promotes the feeling of openness and connection to the surrounding landscape.
The house is comprised of four bedrooms with balconies, two en-suites and a family bathroom on the first floor, and an open plan living space on the ground floor. There is also a semi private ‘snug’ on this floor which can be separated from the open plan space by full height walnut doors. There is also a feature wine store and an integral double garage. The orientation of the building, combined with the full height glazing provides each habitable space within a spectacular, individual view out towards the coast line of North Wales. The non- habitable spaces and utilities are set back within the more solids, private areas of the building.
The modern minimalist architectural style of the house developed as it naturally handed itself towards the initial ethos of the design, allowing the required flexibility to achieve the design goal while integrating itself within the coastal landscape.
The extrusion of long horizontal lines which run throughout the building mimic those visible along such a coastal setting, whilst the large expanses of glass reflects the ever changing landscape which appears to flow through the building.
To prevent overcomplicating the modern design, the refined material pallet is made up of Render, Aluminium, Zinc, and Welsh Slate- all of which have strong links back to the immediate maritime locality of the site. These materials are used to frame, layer, and provide textural contrasts. The combination of these design considerations assist in integrating it seamlessly into its setting.
The simplistic, yet carefully considered landscaping naturally lures you towards the breath taking views over the coastline to the south of the site. The inclusion of a feature composite decking pathway, which extends out and cantilevers over the sea wall, provides the illusion of a jetty extending out of a harbour.
The South facing side of the building was constructed using a steel frame, which provided the flexibility to create large openings and flexible open plan spaces. In stark contrast, the North facing side of the building is built more traditionally, with insulated cavity walls.
Sustainability and efficiency were prominent in the design brief and utilising the environmental conditions to create a comfortable, consistent internal living environment was of high priority.
About Tsiantar Architects
The practice has earned a leading reputation for providing quality designs for the luxury home market in Hale, Bowdon, Wilmslow, Alderely Edge and Prestbury, and the retail and leisure industry in Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Throughout the design process, the practice is geared to providing a tailored service from the initial conception of a building to construction and completion on-site. They value their unique service to clients and their excellent relationship with the Local Planning Authorities, and they strive to build on their exclusive reputation within the architectural industry.
The practice has designed homes all over the world, from the UK and USA to Europe and South Africa, with each property having its own personality and influences. Whether modernist or Arts and Crafts, Victorian or contemporary, the finished product exudes the essences of these styles but still has its own identity. For this reason this company avoids a ‘house style’, but rather fashions the end result according to its environment and the client’s particular tastes and goals.
To find out more, visit: http://www.tsiantar.com/