Title :
Location :
Year :
Client :
Castle Lane Residential Dev
Swansea
2012
Coastal Housing
Project Description :

Rio Architects were invited to submit proposals for a mixed use residential development on vacant land on Castle Lane in Swansea. This important site lies at the top of Wind Street and is immediately adjacent to Swansea Castle.

 

Rio Architects took reference from the orientation of the Castle and the Architectural language of Wind Street to develop a 3d form which paid deference to its environment whilst forming the transition between Wind Street and the Castle.

 

Traditional materials were used in creating contemporary aesthetic. The proportional rhythm created by the individual facades of Wind Street was recreated in the development and stepped such that the views to the Castle were maintained and enhanced.

 

The final proposals were a mixture of Social housing, student residences and Retail at the lower floors formed around a central garden area.

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