This new dwelling aimed to exemplify low energy housing; reducing energy input, whilst enhancing user comfort. The new dwelling far exceeds the required statutory levels of insulation and building air-tightness whilst utilising careful solar orientation, triple glazing, ground source heat pumps, photovoltaics and low energy fittings and appliances.
This ‘boomerang’ shaped house relates well to its landscape, wrapping itself around the predominantly southern aspect of the private gardens. This maximises the opportunities for solar gain within the house, whilst the proposed built form creates a focal point for the internal accommodation, as well as aiding natural light into the internal spaces.
Client: Private Client
Structural Engineer: G.C. Robertson & Associates Ltd.
Planning Consultant: Bullworthy Shallish LLP.
Main Contractor: Rupert Owles Ltd.
Photography: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography