Lark Rise, Aylesbury

Unlocks the possibility of turning UK homes into micro power stations

Lark Rise, Aylesbury.
Lark Rise, Aylesbury. Credit: Tim Crocker

South RIBA Regional Award 2019

bere:architects for private client 
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 175m²

This home relies on its ‘income’ of sun, wind and rain to service itself and process its own waste. The design takes a fabric-first, Passivhaus approach – utilising super-insulation without cold bridges, draught-free construction, high-performance triple glazing with insulated frames, and a heat recovery ventilation system with a 12.4kWp PV array and a 13.8kWh Tesla battery. The project unlocks the possibility of turning UK homes into micro power stations. At the same time the building is a model of gracious design that skilfully combines contemporary materials, construction methods and colour palettes to reflect the openness and warmth of the surrounding natural ecosystem.

  • Lark Rise, Aylesbury.
    Lark Rise, Aylesbury. Credit: Tim Crocker
  • Lark Rise, Aylesbury.
    Lark Rise, Aylesbury. Credit: Tim Crocker
  • Lark Rise, Aylesbury.
    Lark Rise, Aylesbury. Credit: Tim Crocker
  • Lark Rise, Aylesbury.
    Lark Rise, Aylesbury. Credit: Tim Crocker
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