Blue Door, Monmouthshire Building, Llanishen Project, Image

Blue Door, Llanishen, Monmouthshire, Wales : Chepstow Building

Llanishen Building – design by Hall & Bednarczyk Architects

19 May 2011

Blue Door, Monmouthshire

Design: Hall & Bednarczyk Architects Ltd

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images from RIBA

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Blue Door is a new-build contemporary house designed for its retired clients in the Wye valley, which is cut into an elevated and steep site. This confident piece of architecture has provided the client with a visually quiet and delightfully understated home.

It is clad in oxidised copper-coated ceramic tiles and horizontal cedar boarding. The timber monocoque roof is clad in zinc and oversails the plan of the building. Three double-glazed curved corner windows enhance the fluid form of the building. The retaining wall has a top lit rooflight permitting daylight into the depth of the building. A ground source heat pump augmented by a heat recovery system heats the house.

Disappointingly it doesn’t have a blue door.

Blue Door Llanishen – Building Information

Title: Blue Door
Location: Far Hill, Llanishen, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Architect: Hall & Bednarczyk Architects Limited
Client: Private
Contractor: Rob MacCormac
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: Jan 2010
Gross internal area: 256 sqm

Blue Door Monmouthshire images / information from RIBA

RIBA Awards

Location: Far Hill, Llanishen, Chepstow, Wales

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Welsh Housing Competition

Welsh House Competition

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