"These residential and business premises look neither futuristic nor 'green'. Yet they are certainly striking, with a silver-grey textured façade and sliding shutters made of reclaimed wood. The northern wing of the building accommodates three apartments, plus open-plan exhibition and office space. This build stands out for its intelligent combination of advanced environmental technology and 100% natural, reusable building materials. The concept of sustainability is woven into the very fabric of the building. Many materials from the site's previous occupant, an old farmhouse, have been reused – for example in the chimney, shading or garden design."