Project Year: 2008
Cost: £500k - £2mThe site lies on the edge of a ribbon development village in rural Bedfordshire and is surrounded by mature trees, hedgerows and arable fields. A sweet chestnut clad box is cantilevered off a solid masonry and glass plinth, from across the fields, it looks like it is floating over the hedgerows. The house incorporates sustainable technologies such as rainwater recycling, photovoltaic array and a ventilation system with heat recovery. The landscaping forms a transition between the domestic and agricultural environments.