william rhys jones

I work in architecture by profession, but design and draw in my spare time. This site is an online portfolio of general pieces of work.

These are images for a carbunkle of a competition entry for a Sunday Times PassivHaus competition. The brief was to design a holiday home next to an existing quarry in Devonshire, however the design by committee proposal soon became something of turmoil, bitterness, all nighters and disappointment. 

The images above are a good example of my turd polishing skills. My initial shit ideas shone and sparkled from the first push! 

Spent yesterday designing a potential PassivHaus certified timber sash window for a competition in Cardiff. Yellow is insulation and pink strips are seals.

'Scotesh n'terpendence' - This is a toned down photo montage for a secret santa gift of all things 'Scottesh' for a scottish woman at work. I had to remove iron-bru posters, drunk men in kilts, ras-b-nesbit and Sean Connery as it had overstepped a mark into taking the piss. The finished montage is a safe balance. 

'Scotesh n'terpendence' - This is a toned down photo montage for a secret santa gift of all things 'Scottesh' for a scottish woman at work. I had to remove iron-bru posters, drunk men in kilts, ras-b-nesbit and Sean Connery as it had overstepped a mark into taking the piss. The finished montage is a safe balance. 

A tongue in cheek visual piece called ‘Invasion’ which will accompany a musical. The seaside town is Broadstairs in Kent. 

A tongue in cheek visual piece called ‘Invasion’ which will accompany a musical. The seaside town is Broadstairs in Kent. 

The brief was to have a bit of Faversham in Kent, the River styx in greek mythology and Turners Vesuvius Eruption painting to describe a historical munitions explosion.

The brief was to have a bit of Faversham in Kent, the River styx in greek mythology and Turners Vesuvius Eruption painting to describe a historical munitions explosion.

Here are a few commissions of modern interpretations of famous Turner Paintings. The images are to be used in a musical which is to be held at the Turner Contemporary in Margate. 

This is a present I made for my house mate. She loves pugs and english gentlemen. Needless to say she loved it. 

This is a present I made for my house mate. She loves pugs and english gentlemen. Needless to say she loved it. 

A little idea I have, which is growing.

These are designs for a card game I invented called ‘Game of Fools’, although I did play with the name caboodle. It is based around giving each other forfeits and challenges. My friends loved it,  although some have had to do some pretty stupid things.

'Using similar techniques found in architectural drawings, these pieces of work unite the strait line and order of work, with the organic freedom of play.'

'My work is an experiment in uniting a portion of my drawing technique that is ordered, precise and strait with the other that is creative, inquisitive and organic'.

A few ‘Arty’ quotes I used in my application for an exhibition competition at MK Gallery. Hope I get selected to show my work

Various Images I developed with colleagues for an RIBA competition called ‘Re-Imagining’ Ageing. The concept is for predominantly south facing apartments with community services to the rear for a gym, studios, health services etc. The unconventional shape was thought to maximise solar gains with site constraints, to have an excellent form factor and continuous mobility scooter access to all areas.

In this job, EDC have been appointed to convert an existing 70’s bungalow into a Passive House on a very strict budget below 100k. This is my interpretation of the client requests and site restrictions.

I was asked to spend a day designing a split level PassivHaus for a potential new client to try and attract them to EDC. The modelling involved site analysis and a 3D perspectives of how we interpreted an hour long meeting. We believe we are one of many architects the client has been courting. Fingers crossed as this could potentially be an exciting PassivHaus.

This is a PassivHaus extension to an existing 1960’s detached house in the middle of the countryside. It is currently in for pre-planning, however I’m confident this will eventually get planning permission. Alot of the PassivHaus training I have undertaken in the last 6 months has influenced the design, especially it’s orientation and form.