"The building seems to float on a wall of glass, it is an extraordinary building."

Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs Live 2008

"It is a breathtaking and sensitive design."

The Daily Telegraph

"A light modern home that complements the beautiful surrounding countryside." Homes and Gardens Magazine

"The building feels like its a part of nature."

George Clarke, Grand Designs Live 2008

"A delicious combination of chic open plan living with pale colours and fabulous, naturally lit spaces." Angela Pertusini, The Telegraph Dec 2007

"One of the most beautiful modern buildings I’ve ever seen."

George Clarke, Grand Designs Live 2008

"This is a truly unique, bespoke, and most of all thoughtful solution to a unique and charming site." Jason Orme, Home Building and Renovating Magazine Jan 2008


‘Trees’ is a contemporary family home set within a Conservation Area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

‘Trees’ is an architectural response that seeks to respect and enhance the mature landscape character of the site. The dwelling quietly integrates with the setting and through the use of natural materials has been allowed to weather in synchronicity with its immediate environment.

‘Trees’ is simply an elevated form set within the tree canopy, visually detached from the landscape below.

The site and surrounding landscape have a natural visual depth that is generated by the layering of the various tree canopy’s. The timber-clad form responds to its setting through the set-back and layering of solid and void plains, punctuated by timber slatted screens. The combined effect seeks to create intrigue and soften the visual impact of the structure and thereby facilitate its integration into the landscape.