The original design concept was to design a building that makes best use of the gradient, southerly aspect, views and appear as a small single storey/room in the roof traditional structure of simple form and vernacular materials when viewed through the roadside gate.  The garage mono-pitched sedum roof was designed to screen the main bulk of the lounge roof when viewed through the trees situated along the boundary. 
The bedrooms have been located on the lower floor level and have been designed to blend into the landscape.  A large proportion of the lower level is underground with a green roof; the concept being that when you enter the site you are not aware that there is a built form and the landscape character of the site is retained.  Being underground the property is also able to moderate heat better in temperature extremes such as summer and winter.
Materials have been carefully chosen to be sympathetic to the surrounding buildings and the Cornish vernacular.  Materials include natural stone, natural slate, timber, white render, timber joinery and sedum.

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