Ashdown Forest PARA 55
Set within a 50 acre site on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, this new Para 55 dwelling is located next to a Humphrey Repton landscape. Central to our proposal is a drive to restore and reinvigorate a delightful walk along a stream affectionately known as "Lover's Walk".
The new dwelling, located outside the Ashdown Forest exclusion zone, is a relatively modest single storey building, appearing small & discreet, holding back the long distance views that await as you enter the building.
In contrast, when viewed from afar within the surrounding landscape, the building seeks to spread its wings and command its position on the ridge of a hillside. Maximising its presence and south facing solar gains.
A gigantic oak tree has been central to the design of this house & its associated equestrian facility. Waste from which will be processed in a doemstic scaled anaerobic digester & together with a Tesla tile roof, provide clean, low carbon, sustainable energy.