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Bayview, Swansea

Occupying a steeply-sloping site in central Swansea the wooded site falls 12-15 metres from North to South, and the house is organised on 4 levels around a spiral staircase topped with a glass oculus.

A double height living area on the upper levels has a library mezzanine; balconies bring outdoors into the house, and a large mono-pitch roof collects water and provides shade on the south side.

With solar heating, two wood stoves with back boilers, photovoltaic roof panels and a micro wind turbine the house will be close to self-sustaining.

Accessed by a bridge from the upper level through a planted Beech wood, the site has a built-in series of waterfalls, cascades and pools.

Construction began on siteworks in late summer 2013.

 

 

Bayview house, Swansea; walkthrough by FauvelKhan, supported by CIRIC (The Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre, Swansea)