The brief was to design a spectacular development for a family of five on a woodland sloping site of circa 1.2 acres with panoramic views of the sea. The clever design ensured there are predominately south west aspects to most habitable rooms. The planning authority was insisting on a single storey/dormer house and now two storeys. The design was basically to provide accommodation with the single aspect of the relationship between the accommodations needs and the orientation of living areas provided. It was decided to design the bungalow of about 200m2 with the master bedroom having an east and south orientation and the kitchen and living with south and west orientation.
The site was low lying in terms of entrance and therefore the roofs and chimneys played an important part of the design process. It was decided to use the Japanese influence of interlocking hips in the roof with a detailed brick finish to the exterior. Large openings in the elevation provided the window relationship to the facade. The hipped roofs provided this style of design.
A matching garage and utility spaces were provided with complimentary available space for a boiler house and garden sheds. A large degree of landscaping would be provided to fill the spaces between the tree lined boundaries and the new living accommodation.