JAR Architecture

The Nook

The nook was a contemporary design in a historic setting within the town walls of Conwy. The site was actually quite constrained and had a number of planning obstacles to negotiate with Conwy Planning. Anytime you are working within a conservation area can be difficult, in this instance the conservation officer was actually very supportive during informal correspondence.

A few schemes were discussed, and we eventually settled on a contemporary approach, using zinc and grey slate with an off white render and stone cladding.

The total area of the property was only 70Sqm, with habitable spaces at ground floor and a Zinc pod to the first floor where the bedroom was located. It was not intended for permanent habitation, more of a weekend bolt hole away from the city or perhaps a fun holiday let to stay in while on vacation.

The rendering you see below was a site we would like to put it on in Snowdonia National Park, but as policy currently stands we have more chance of erecting it on the moon (planning is currently submitted to NASA... watch this space).

Project Details



Project Type:

New Build


  • Building Regulations
  • Planning Permission