This project developed from the Clients desire to replace 7 timber visitor chalets, originally erected in the 1950’s, with modern energy efficient holiday accommodation.Being located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the project provided a number of design challenges. The first was to minimise the visual impact of new buildings in a landscape that is notably low, undulating and open. The second was to incorporate the Client’s requirement for contemporary space standards and visitor facilities into the design, resulting in considerably more building volume than the original chalets. The third was to make the lodges as energy efficient as possible.The solution took cues from the landscape. The lodges are arranged as 2 buildings which form gentle curves following the contours of the existing valley site. The lodges become subterranean rendering them all but invisible when viewed from outside the site. Green roofs were incorporated on both buildings.