Igloo is on a site of special scientific interest and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As such we took our design cues from its local context as well as from really getting to know how the owners were going to use the space. Fully refurbished and extended, Igloo is also sensitive to the dwellings typical of this area of North Wales, with a material palette of white rendered walls, natural slate roof tiles, stone walling and glass.
The building retains its integrity with its immediate landscape too, as the floor and roof levels step down with the fall in terrain towards sea level. To further emphasise Igloo’s ‘tucked in’ nature, we enhanced the existing natural stone walls, which form the boundaries of the building. Meanwhile, the full height windows are positioned to give spectacular views of Snowdonia to the east and the coastline to the south east.
- Status: Planning Granted
- Area: 215m2
- Budget: £500,000
- Construction Duration: 8 months
- Status detail: detail design for construction