The Penarth-based architects Loyn and Co have been given the Royal Institute of British Architects South West Award for their design of a private house at Brockweir – overlooking the valleys of the River Severn and Wye.
The house – which has a grass roof and is called “The Outhouse” – has also received the annual “Building of the Year” award by Marley Eternit.
The dwelling is built of concrete and is sited on a sloping plot in the Forest of Dean near Offa’s Dyke. The adjudicators said ” The design eloquently and effortlessly tackles many familiar issues; the blurred relationship between interior and exterior space, the penetration of light into a deep single aspect plan, the control of sustainability without flaunting it.”
The design will now be considered for the RIBA National Awards later in this year.