Passivhaus with elegant, modern, well-detailed architectural vision
South East Regional Award 2019
Meloy Architects for Meloy Architects
Contract value: £250,000
Cost per m²: £2,000
The architect’s brief was to build a house on a remote, rural plot in the South Downs for his own family – achieving Passivhaus certification on a small and tightly controlled budget. Single storey, it has a beautiful, calm living space and compact bedroom wing set at a right angle. Spaces have great quality of light, through windows and roof lights that give views across the landscape. The resulting building is a sensitive, careful, almost modest, but beautiful response to the site and brief. Every decision has been examined through the Passivhaus filter but without ever losing sight of a clear, elegant, modern and well-detailed architectural vision.
Regional Small Project of the Year
Regional Sustainable Award sponsored by Michelmersh