Ty Pren (Welsh for 'House of Wood') is located in the village of Trallong on the northern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. The rich local vernacular architecture inspired the concept of a modern ‘longhouse’, a type of traditional home that in Wales dates back to the 13th century. Unlike in its traditional precedents, however, a combination of sophisticated architectural detailing, technically advanced construction techniques and skilled craftsmanship have resulted in a thoroughly modern, high performance, ecologically sustainable, crisply extruded contemporary home. The recipient of a number of design awards, Ty Pren has also been recognised across the UK as an exemplary model for sustainable residential architecture.
This fully illustrated, interactive contemporary architecture monograph, featuring video, retina resolution photography and architectural drawings, provides comprehensive coverage of a single work by Feilden Fowles Architects, one of the UK’s leading young architectural practices.
● More than 20 specially commissioned, retina resolution photographs with captions and camera location key plans
● Original video content
● Specially drawn architectural illustrations including site plan, floor plans, sections, construction details and axonometric drawings
● Drawings feature detailed captions, interactive section markers, elevation markers, and detail locators to provide a unique way to explore the building
● The specially designed contents screen features interactive sliding thumbnail images to provide a comprehensive overview of the book