Location South Downs National Park, West Sussex Designations AONB, National Park, Conservation Area Client Private Value Undisclosed Sector Private Residential Images Darc Studio Collaborators Hughes Planning This one off residence has developed to mediate between the distinctive qualities of both the sites urban and agricultural condition. The proposed entrance wall develops to become a retaining wall, holding excavated earth. This shelters the home from overlooking and provide an opportunity to set the ground floor into the earth, reducing the building’s mass and subsequent visual impact of a two-storey dwelling. A geometric volume is raised above the earth. The flint wall that connects entrance and enclosure forms the hearth and chimney which connects both floors of the house and roots both home, space and landscape. The materiality references those of agricultural buildings nearby and the areas history of flint mining.