Set within a conservation area of the New Forest National Park, this private house aims to achieve a contemporary outlook that sits well within its sensitive context. The concept is based on the idea of creating an architecture that respects the idea of vernacular buildings by avoiding a single form in favour of an assemblage of smaller elements, akin to the typology of farm buildings. The house therefore divides into three functions; guest/study; living; and sleeping. These are used to create three interlocking forms that are clad in cedar above a white wall. A central chimney anchors the composition and rises above a black zinc roof that echoes traditional slate.