Located in a coastal village in Anglesey, Buju Architects were instructed to design a dream new-build beach house on the prominent seafront.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), careful consideration was applied to the overall aesthetic of the building form to ensure that the natural beauty of its surroundings is conserved and enhanced.
During the early concept stages, we had ongoing discussions with the local authority to establish what design constraints we would have to adhere to. After producing several concept options, we presented our preferred design to the Council in the form of photomontages. This method of presentation consisted of us superimposing our 3D building model into a photograph of the beach to create an accurate representation of what it would look like once constructed.
Having presented this to the Council, we received largely positive feedback. The main concern they had was the overall height of the building’s massing. To address this issue, we compromised by introducing a section of flat roof along the main roof’s ridge. This had the advantage of not only reducing the overall height of the building but also had the benefit of emphasising the features of the gable ends.
Using a modern pallet of materials, we wanted to design a house that was visually stunning. The predominately glazed gables help to maximise the sunlight that enters the internal spaces while being able to take full advantage of the amazing beach view. By opting for a steep roof pitch, we were able to maximise the amount of glazing and with its large windows and vaulted ceilings, the bedroom spaces feel much grander and spacious.
We feel that creative design decisions like these help to enhance the overall design and make the interior and exterior spaces feel as connected to each other as possible.
For this project, Buju Architects provided architectural services through Stages 0-5 of the RIBA plan of works.
Currently being built on-site, we are eagerly awaiting its completion later in the year.
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