Yesterday we visited our clients in their newly completed extension to a traditional Welsh cottage in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The name ‘Garddfa’ has no specific translation. It’s composed of the Welsh for ‘garden’ and a common Welsh suffix ‘-fa,’ which alludes to a specific place. Connection to the garden and the woods beyond was therefore all the more important for the cottage’s contemporary addition. Full-height glazing allows the spaces within to map the ever-changing light and weather of the Beacons, while the remainder is clad in traditional materials to help settle the new addition into its rural context.
Most of the interior spaces are occupied and the hard landscaping to the garden is practically complete. We’re looking forward to a Spring visit when the soft landscaping and weather have done their work.