Isle of Wight, UK
Planning permission granted July 2016
A new-build 245m² three-bedroom house near the south-west coast of the island. From a certain elevation, the site enjoys views in all directions; the English Channel to the south and rolling hills to the north. The lower levels of the house, burrowed into the ground, support a single room above the treetops, with a large window in each wall to capture the variety of prospects and light. Walls are built from in-situ concrete using flint from a local quarry. The form and material qualities are intended to add to the family of other stone buildings in the area.