Rook Cottage is a new two bedroom house built on a steep site in a flood risk zone.
The house uses the steepness to create three different levels. Each level has its own outside courtyard space. When viewed from the outside, the complex internal arrangement is hidden by a simple roof and lean-to arrangement.
Inside the cottage is an open-plan kitchen/dining room that has 3.6m (12ft) high ceilings and a large patio outside. It also shares a double-sided wood burner with the more intimate TV room/office which is three steps above. The two bedrooms are on the top level with facing bricks and a visible oak frame giving the rooms personality and soul.
Outside, a galvanised steel frame is also part of the complex structural solution.