Featherstone Young, Ty Hedfan, Galles

Residences, Sport & Wellness,

Wood, Stone,


Architects Jeremy Young and Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young have won the Welsh category in the 2011 Riba Award for their holiday home near Brecon Beacons national park.

Featherstone Young, Ty Hedfan, Galles
The "hovering house", the meaning of the Welsh name "Ty Hedfan", was designed by British studio Featherstone Young and awarded the 2011 Riba Award.
Built as a holiday home, it stands near Brecon Beacons national park in Wales, on a sloping lot where two rivers flow together, the Ysgir Fach and the Ysgir Fawr.

The project by architects Jeremy Young and Sarah Featherstone takes into account the home?s unusual position and the restrictions imposed by British law which do not permit construction any closer than 6 m from a river bank.
Reinterpreting the traditional Welsh home and using local materials such as stone along with steel and timber, the architects create a surprising building that seems to have two souls. The first is rooted in the soil, with a gently sloping roof that continues into the garden behind it; the second is the main volume of the home, two floors high, jutting out over the river.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Featherstone Young (Jeremy Young & Sarah Featherstone)
Location: Brecon (Wales) UK
Images: Courtesy of RIBA @Featherstone Young, @Tim Brotherton



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