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Loyn & Co Architects, Llantrithyd, 2010


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Timber and glass balustrade 

Loyn & Co Architects     Download Original

  • Timber and glass balustrade    
  • Timber cladding    
  • Oblique view    
  • Glass link    
  • Walk on glass    
  • Junction    
  • Side elevation    
  • At night    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Section    
  • Elevation within landscape    
  • North east and south west elevations    
  • South east elevation    
  • Design development    

Frameless Glass and Timber clad extension to an existing barn conversion (barn conversion by others)

To present a strong sense of place, the design takes inspiration from local agricultural buildings, with their distinct materiality and strong connection with the landscape. The simple and direct forms of these common structures offer a visual simplicity and an appropriate character for the site.

The project was undertaken by Loyn & Co Architects for private clients and completed in February 2010.

The scheme is defined by a simple geometric form clad in timber, visually separated from the existing barn by a 1.2m wide glass strip. The extension is single storey with a frameless glass balustrade to the first floor roof terrace - accessed across the walk-on glass strip - which offers views over the surrounding farmland. The materials and forms used seek to create a subtle and subservient addition to the barn, whilst providing the clients with the additional space required for their family. The new extension also realigns the barn back to its original boundary.


  • Begun: Sep 2010
  • Completed: Feb 2010
  • Floor area: 45m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £78,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jul 2010
  • Procurement: Minor Works 2007
  • Address: Llantrithyd, CF71 7UB, United Kingdom

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