This square 'cooling home' is designed around ventilation with ductless MVHR and a light well at its heart

A square black timber clad home in a green field
(Image credit: Aisling McCoy)

Set against a backdrop of drystone walls, earthen banks, and ancient ring forts, this eco-friendly home by Studio Anois cleverly blends into its rural surroundings and has been designed to keep its occupants cool even in the warmest of summers.

From the outside, Diamor House is a picture of simplicity. Its square form and unassuming exterior is clad in natural slate - a choice that helps regulate temperatures while maintaining a connection to the local environment. But stepping through its doors reveals a clean and contemporary interior, with a striking light well at its heart, and a unique approach to home ventilation.

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.