Built in less than 6 months and completed in February 2021, this home is designed with Passiv House and solar passive principles. It is a well orientated, thermally broken, highly insulated and air-tight building without any supplementary heating or cooling systems. Comprising two gable ended pavilions separated by a low-profile entry linkway, the building utilises the thermal mass of a thermally isolated, honed concrete floor exposed to full height, thermally broken aluminium, double glazed windows and doors to warm the building in winter. Expressed timber window reveals with externally mounted sunshade blinds manage solar gain in summer, while ceramic ventilation ‘lungs’ are used to manage air changes.
2nd Prize Low Carbon Housing Challenge 91% Reduction
- Mather Architecture