A PENARTH based architect has won an Eisteddfod Gold Medal for the second time in less than a decade

Loyn & Co. Architects was presented with the award for its work on Storm y Castle, an environmentally sustainable home in a remote part of Gower.

The award, supported by the Design Commission for Wales, was presented to the architect at the Eisteddfod in Llanelli on Saturday , August 2.

Chris Loyn, principal architect at Loyn & Co, said: “I was thrilled to learn Stormy Castle had won this year’s Gold Medal for Architecture. While it had already been nominated for a number of industry awards and has won a RIBA award, this one was particularly special, as it shows we are achieving our aim of raising the quality of architecture in Wales, and flying the flag for Welsh architectural talent. While the beautiful Gower landscape was our biggest inspiration, it was also our biggest challenge, and our greatest concern throughout the design process was creating a home that would respect and work in harmony with its surroundings.”