Where it all began: Chalet. The steep sloping site resulted in construction following the contours of the block, which allowed the design to incorporate multiple living areas while still ensuring constant flow and connection throughout the home. Located on a site facing perfectly north, the design was adapted to follow the contours of the block; now, the home would capture the breezes flowing up this Auchenflower valley for maximised natural cross-ventilation. Meanwhile, the roof design was altered to create elevations that ensured maximum sun exposure for the home’s solar panels. The residential renovation included a complete demolition of the 1970s extension, followed by a sizable restoration to the rear of the property and the restoration of a pre-war workers cottage.