The architectural design features two cuboid living spaces: the lounge and kitchen, and bedroom and bathroom which surround the infinity pool. Vertical louvres add to the aesthetic appeal whilst providing shade and privacy. We've used a combination of natural materials such as timber and stone, with a dry stone wall featuring as the backdrop to the retreat. We have treated the timber cladding in the same style as the Treehouse, using the ancient Japanese method of fire (Shou-Sugi-Ban). Corten steel borders the living roofs, with its burnt orange glow framing the lush green foliage.
The minimalistic, Nordic inspired interior combines modern, simplistic decor with natural elements to create calm and serene surroundings. Polished concrete floors with underfloor heating feature throughout the retreat as do an abundance of natural plants. The living sedum roof and surrounding earth envelop the build on the outside in contrast to the spacious interior.
The building has been substantially insulated to retain thermal mass and minimise the need for heating. The infinity pool also features an insulating roller cover to retain heat and ensure it remains warm and ready to enjoy! We chose to install an air source heat pump to heat the building and provide hot water to minimise environmental impact.