Our most exciting projects come about when someone acquires a plot of land to build their dream home.We love the chance to work on a bare canvas. This family of four wanted as much space as possible on a single floor in order to create a garden, where we added a slotted porch that can be opened and closed. Although the plot was large, we were left with very little space on which to build, which created a sense of disproportion. We were asked to build a pitched roof with black tiles and exposed brickwork to define the different parts of the house.