Architecture March, 13 2014

House for a Photographer by Hyde Architects

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Hyde Architects present House for a Photographer situated on an isolated, disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park. Armed with a modest budget and faced with the difficulties of constructing within a quarry, the firm developed an object building suspended within the basin, allowing for light and focusing on distant views like a camera Obscura. The home’s first floor cantilever slab is constructed of in-situ concrete, while a combined heat recovery unit is used in conjunction with high performance insulated structural panels for the walls and second floor. All of this helps to achieve a high level of thermal efficiency and air tightness.