Low-Energy, 1st to 3rd Age Private House, Devon
SIZE: 260 SQM GEA
Designs include: single storey new build dwelling with refurbishment of an out-shed into additional rooms.
The design achieves a very low energy standard meeting AECB silver standard with 3-4x thermal performance of standard Building Regulations. It consists of a single storey new build dwelling with refurbishment of an out-shed into additional rooms.
The living room is conceived of as a pavilion in the garden. The difficult challenge of marrying low energy with abundant natural light is met with glazing on both sides and a high, enclosing ceiling to give the combined experience of generosity and intimacy. The roof to the new build is copper.
The home has been carefully located to maximise sunlight throughout the day and make the most of the views. This has been further controlled by roof-lights, overhangs and a reflection pool.
It has been designed to accommodate First Age to Third Age living.