St Albans, Passivhaus
This new home is to replace our client’s existing home, it has been designed to meet the clients desire for a highly environmentally sustainable life, aspiring to achieve full Passivhaus certification.
This project threw up the challenges of creating a 3-storey home on a narrow site, with a ridge height that wouldn’t exceed that of the neighbouring properties. Clever use of roof angles has created the illusion of a traditional two storey house from the street and a modern 3 storey house to the rear.
Design to optimisms natural light, with careful thought to shading out excessive summer sun, this home will have reduce energy usage and offer improved well-being of the family. Photo-voltaic panels will be incorporated onto the south facing roof to provide a large proportion of the energy requirements for the home. Efficient water fittings, water butts and sustainable drainage solutions will be included to reduce the usage of water.
This project is currently going through planning.