Unlocks the possibility of turning UK homes into micro power stations
South RIBA Regional Award 2019
bere:architects for private client
Contract value: Undisclosed
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.