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Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex

Passivhaus with elegant, modern, well-detailed architectural vision

Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex.
Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex. Credit: Charles Meloy

South East Regional Award 2019

Meloy Architects for Meloy Architects
Contract value: £250,000 
GIA: 125m²
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

  • Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex.
    Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex. Credit: Charles Meloy
  • Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex.
    Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex. Credit: Charles Meloy
  • Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex.
    Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex. Credit: Charles Meloy
  • Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex.
    Hill House Passivhaus, Lewes, Sussex. Credit: Charles Meloy
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