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Location :
Year :
Client :
Morfydd House
Morriston
2015
Coastal Housing
Project Description :

Rio architects were appointed by Coastal Housing to consider proposals for a residential development on a courtyard site located in the conservation area of Morriston in order to provide much needed affordable housing in the area. The development consists of a mix of 26 one and two bedroom apartments.


The majority of apartments are contained within three blocks of ‘deck access’ type accommodation. Each flat has its own external front door opening off either the ground level courtyards or a wide first floor deck which is accessed from two external stairways. The industrial feel of this deck access arrangement harks back to Morriston's industrial past and allows for a greater density of dwelling without increasing mass resulting in a more efficient land take and therefore a more sustainable approach to building.