A set of simple interventions provides various elements of domestic and agricultural accommodation to support a family of vegetable growers, on this rural smallholding in mid Wales. Drawing on the tones and character of the surrounding settlements one russet colour is applied to every addition. These interventions help to reorganise the hierarchy and circulation of the site, create a point of arrival and orientation, and provide amenity space that benefits from sunlight but offers shelter from the wind. Simple honest details are used, with a palette of corrugated metal and vertical timber cladding applied to a whitewashed brick plinth.
A new biomass plant room provides heating to both dwellings from a centralised location, with an adjoining covered space provided for log chopping and packaging of produce from the surrounding fields.