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LANDSDOWNE DRIVE
Client Private
Location: London E8
Status: Completed October 2015
Size: n/a

Winner of Passivhaus Trust Award 2016

Description

We have just completed a new build ‘Passivhaus’, a very low energy construction following principles for comfort and energy developed in Germany by the Passivhaus Institute based on high insulation, low air leakage and control of ventilation.

The 2-storey house consists of an in-situ reinforced concrete lower level, half sunken from street level, and a prefabricated upper level structure in Cross Laminated Timber.

The main construction components have been left exposed internally, from structural concrete or timber panels to conduits and ducts, providing a simple palette of materials and a very direct sense of the construction.

Contributors

Passivhaus Designer - Accredited Passivhaus Design - Peter Ranken

Cross Laminated Timber - Eurban

Raft Insulation - IsoQUICK

Airtightness and wood fibre Insulation contractor - Clioma House ltd.

Zinc - Peters roofing