Two elements relating to forms of vernacular building are composed to achieve a deep 1st floor open plan layout plan, setting a timber-clad structure over and behind a green-roofed single storey containing the bedrooms and entrance. The double roof to the 1st floor optimises daylight and alternating steep and shallow pitches are orientated to take advantage of solar gains and allow passive heating of the thermal floor mass. Long windows to the Living area and Study contrast with the vertical fenestration below, and provide panoramic views across the valley.

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