Shortlisted for the Residential Architectural Property category in The Design Et Al International Design and Architecture Awards 2023, House Llandudno is a bold statuesque home cast in concrete overlooks the Atlantic. Designed for clients who have an intimate understanding of contemporary architecture and minimalist style.
The design challenge was to create an uninterrupted eaves structure that will stand up to the storms of the Cape without affecting the views. With the help of leading international engineers and an expert specialist concrete form-work team, a stunning concrete structure with deep cantilevered off-shutter forms was designed and built. The shapes reveal the house open to the morning sun over Judas Peak and provide protection to the harsh reflective sun from the West in the late afternoon.
The building has two structures that are connected by an underground funicular that was tunneled into granite. The main house is used for owners and their guests while the separated annex can be independently occupied by visiting family and friends. The duplication of forms is separated by a 25m rim-flow pool. The forms create rhythm and balance while reducing scale and assisting the design to comply with height and bulk restrictions.
A self-sufficient off-the-grid home that is integrated with nature. It includes sustainable materials and energy saving photo-voltaic technology. Electromagnetic field testing led to the discovery of underground water, which was drilled and discovered at 100 meters, a rare find in Llandudno.