Located on a stunning yet exposed mountain side, with limited access, this house was designed to be self sustaining, and zero energy. No access to site services, meant only the most efficient building would allow the house to operate under all conditions, and allow the owners to be "snowed in for days" - a likely possibility.
A compact form, with minimum windows to the south, allows for a master bedroom suite above an open plan living area, with hidden services/laundry & two further smaller bedrooms downstairs. SIPs panels were the proposed construction method to allow for minimal disruption to the existing flora and fauna, and potential helicopter delivery.
The house was designed to Passive House standard, and an array of solar panels, fulfilled the brief for zero energy. All rain water was collected on site. And allowance was made for a solar heated swimming pool for the future.