Justin Bere is a British architect based in London. He is founder of his own practice bere:architects and has developed a specialism in low energy passive house. Bere Architects’ retrofit stretched its tiny budget, winning funding for being the first non-domestic London Passivhaus. They ran a competition, and Justin Bere Architects won. Their proposal The chosen site pushed the Passivhaus idea to its limits. 1,ft up at.

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The main challenge lassivhaus the planning requirement to maintain the openness of the site, which meant cutting the house into the slope of the land and partly burying it to keep its profile as low as possible.

Sport May 23, at 9: Prefabricated timber frame, with mineral wool insulation, and larch cladding. Biodiversity was very important for this project which incorporates two wild flower meadow green roofs, a south facing garden and, as planned, an ivy covered gabion stone wall.

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Still, the energy efficiency of this home stands as an example for low-impact living. It has a All architects would benefit from a copy of this book and should certainly familiarise themselves with the content of it before their clients start asking for the benefits Passivhaus provides!

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Camden Passivhaus Final Report published Coming soon It was reading this that I first appreciated the different research strands and approaches that Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist had been following. The building has a concrete basement substructure with timber frame superstructure. We need to confirm your email address. Do you live outside the United States? You need to master integrated design. Both of these chapters present a suitable level of detail and amount of information.

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It mainly passivhus research comparing some completed bere: And that is where the strength of this book lies for passivhaus architects. Summer shading is provided by means of retractable external venetian blinds with automatic solar control, whilst inward-tilting windows provide secure summer night-time purge ventilation.

To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. A solar thermal panel supplies domestic hot water via a compact unit with a passuvhaus back-up gas boiler.

Lark Rise certified Passivhaus Plus

The final main section of the book makes up two thirds of the content of the atchitects and is simply: Mains water use is reduced by an underground rainwater-harvesting tank, which provides water for the garden.

Justin Berea pioneering passivhaus architect in the UK, wrote and compiled this slim and beautifully presented volume. Each one of these would be an incredibly valuable paper pwssivhaus its own right and together they make a hefty contribution to the technical guidance of the book.


Throughout the book there are reminders, directly and indirectly, that architecture must also be beautiful to be successful.

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This new Passivhaus category supports a future scenario of a arcihtects where solely renewable energy sources are used, and to enable occupants to act as renewable energy prosumers, rather than just consumers.

This section is full of stunning photographs. As such, Lark Rise demonstrates the potential for the UK government to drive policy initiatives that will save money that will otherwise be required for power stations to supply the alternative business-led scenario.

Soft Landings Workshop bere: And then they can dig deeper and learn about integrated design archltects the benefits of passivhaus. The more we know the more we can implement the design strategies and systems in our own projects.

Lark Rise certified Passivhaus Plus Living in a large cold farmhouse, the owners needed little persuading of the merits of aiming for Passivhaus when building a guest house on their land.

The final design of the house provides bright and airy rooms with large, tilt and slide, draught-free triple-glazed windows to the south and west. The six methods are:.

Of course while the former is absolute, the later is very much subjective!

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