Being an architect myself, the biggest challenge is to not get too carried away with ideas!  The house is located on the northern side of the site nestled behind a row of chestnut trees.

Site analysis

Site analysis

It is simple rectangular barn like shape aligned to the slope and taking advantage of the beautiful southern aspect.  As it is surrounded by trees, the walls and roof are clad with Douglas fir open jointed cladding, carefully set-out to create a monolithic timber form.  This cladding continues to the west to form a shaded pergola over a large terrace.

South facade

South facade

The extensive glazing captures the sunlight throughout the day warming the house in the winter and open jointed timber shutters shade the house in the summer.

North elevation

North elevation

East elevation

East elevation

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