Working alongside project architects, we developed a scheme where the huge ten-bay oak frame housed a swimming pool, plant room, gym, large double garage and store rooms. A wing built onto one side of the main frame provided a large weather-boarded workshop, whilst on the opposite side, a long covered walkway or Loggia gave the client a shaded view of his beautiful Italian style courtyard garden. One of the successes with Phoenix House is how well the different materials work alongside one another. Natural stone complements the oak frame which in turn works well next to the areas of structural glazing and of course oak weather-boarding