Set against the backdrop of the Brecon Beacons in the village of Trallong, Ty Pren is a highly sustainable and energy-efficient reinterpretation of a long house. The larch cladding was felled nearby from the client’s land; slate tiles were recycled from local derelict buildings; and locally-sourced oak was used for the internal fit out.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and high-performance windows allow the house to maximise solar gain in the winter and minimise overheating in the summer. The open-plan layout meant stability was a consideration, and Momentum designed a timber-framed roof to act as a diaphragm, transferring wind loads to the gable ends of the building.
Client . Penpont Developments
Architect . Feilden Fowles