Fig Tree House

Fig Tree House is an eco-build property designed by the renowned architect David Sheppard to blend seamlessly into the surrounding Cornish landscape in the picturesque village Cawsands.

This project overcame a complex set of engineering challenges integrating this 150 feet long unique dwelling flawlessly within the cliff-side.

The building takes advantage of finding the perfect balance of using traditional and cutting-edge technologies for retaining structures, traditional masonry, lime render, timber-frame construction, industrial aluminium roof with sedum turf covering, ground source heat pump, water bore-hole and solar PV panels.

The highly aesthetic value of the building was achieved using a combination of curves and splays with compound mitred wall to ceiling junctions, spring bow trusses and 50 foot long glazing system.