Location: New Forest National Park, Hampshire Designations: AONB, National Park, Conservation Area Value: £600,000 Completion: 2012 Sector: Private Residential Photography: Nigel Rigden Brackenhurst is a new-build contemporary eco-home in the New Forest, Hampshire. PAD studio worked with Brilliant Futures to ensure that the house is PassivHaus compliant. PHPP modelling was completed for the home which is Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5. This was the first PassivHaus home within Hampshire to achieve pre-construction compliance with these codes. A lime rendered wrapping garden wall roots the building to the site and is eroded towards the south, enabling close connections to the landscape. A pitched roof floats above the ground floor, referencing the local vernacular in a contemporary manner. Local building materials were used throughout and the build was completed by local craftsmen.