This unbuilt commission is a good example of the lateral-thinking that a sensitive designer should bring to a project. There were already two small bedrooms in the roof space, which is labyrinthine; but the clients wanted one uncluttered master-bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.
Set high up over Swansea Bay the lower floors have no views because of a tree screen. But we recognised that at loft level the creation of a roof garden or terrace on the south-west corner, coupled with a new glazed roof over the stairs could transform this into an exclusive penthouse suite with ‘to die for’ views! 3D modelling and fly-throughs helped demonstrate this effectively to the clients.