A 600M2 house on a spectacular site overlooking the Solent set within the New Forest National Park. The design is founded on the idea of embracing the view and so assumes a crescent-shaped form that offers an organic response to the site. This is realised as a two storey element containing all the main living spaces which is held within a stone-coloured brick shell that is fronted by a curved glazed wall to the south, with encapsulated timber opening panels and cantilevered glazed balcony, all set beneath an overhanging roof to provide solar shading and avoid the possibility of glare when viewed from the coast.
The roof, in black zinc, acts as a giant solar collector via oil filled heating pipes set beneath the metal to provide all hot water demands for the house. A deep bored ground source heat pump system and a back-up LPG boiler provides heating.