The brief for this project was to create a flexible garden room that could serve as a master bedroom, home office or playroom. The plan is designed to meet lifetime home standards with a view that as the clients become older they will be able to live comfortably on the ground floor of the property. The continuous charred wooden cladding is intended as a contrast to the Cotswold stone of the existing house, such that the extension will recede into the background and appear to merge into the garden beyond.