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A Floating Holiday Home Atop Welsh Hills

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Award-winning architecture practice Featherstone Young designed a floating holiday home nestled into the Welsh hills.

Just off Brecon Beacons National Park, the structure appears to hover above a stream in the area’s rocky terrainTitled ‘Ty Hedfan‘, the house’s design was inspired by the traditional local structure of a long rectangular shape, typical for this area. In addition to the two riverside external decks, inside, the retreat is equipped with a large kitchen and a dining room with a fireplace.

Speaking about the idea behind the project, the architects say: “Ty Hedfan – meaning ‘hovering house’ – is an exploration of the practice’s interest in highly site specific and contextual architecture which takes its cue from the traditional Welsh long house form and the topographical constraints of the site.”

"Ty Hedfan - meaning ‘hovering house’ - is an exploration of the practice’s interest in highly site specific and contextual architecture."
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All images © courtesy of Featherstone Young