This design is based on a 60 degree equilateral triangle for maximum strength. We use a simple 1220mm x 2440mm modular panel size. The bamboo staves are 100mm diameter and create a rigid A-frame with trusses and beams. This version of our bamboo house design is made with 7 panel modules. This house size is […]
This house achieves so much for the client. Besides being a low energy home with low CO2 production, the layout has most bedrooms upstairs but crucially, one downstairs for use as an AirBnB let, a lodger or for a future wheelchair user. Passive Houses tend to have minimum sized windows because this is where most of your thermal envelope heat is lost. In this case, as we often try to do, we have four rooflights in this scheme which floods the house with natural sunlight whilst minimising the heat loss. Additionally, the open plan living, kitchen dining space opens onto the south facing garden making the feeling of outdoor living very easy to achieve in the summer months.
Another of our Passive Houses is completed and occupied. Our client benefits from a very low energy house, lots of insulation, thermal mass in the ground floor, heat recovery on the ventilation system, photovoltaics with a house battery and rain water attenuation. The house is clad in a mixture of handmade Northcott brick and VM […]
The brief was established as a regeneration to form 10 houses on the site with visions to develop long term social economic and environmental benefits to the community. Redmak saw this as an urban design opportunity to upgrade the site into a long term sustainable perimeter block with the following approaches: A cluster of houses […]
Redmak Architecture and Urban Design LLP have been busy with designing their latest Passive House project. The aims of a Passive house is to provide occupants with a high level of comfort whilst using little energy for heating and cooling. To achieve the Passive house standard in the UK, this typically involves: High levels of […]
A development for a Housing Association, the site at Bretforton straddles a conservation area boundary and socially disparate communities. Our proposal is to carry out the Urban design centric ideal that Christopher Alexander’s approach to development follows. For more information on the project, click here, or visit our Urban page.
Our new passive house design for Graven Hill in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The scheme incorporates double height spaces, contemporary open plan living, sleeping platforms giving the feeling of loft living and a second floor balcony. The flat roof allows for the installation of due South facing photo voltaics regardless of the plot orientation.
Suffolk housing scheme is a development of 300 environmentally friendly houses, using local public space tissue studies on which to base the layout to form: Village square Tapering streets Stable yard news Perimeter blocks Street trees “Walkable” urban block sizes. We have been blessed with the following testimonial from one of our treasured clients: “With […]
Curated for a housing development, we’ve produced a residential housing scheme dedicated to adults with autism. Our design principles are based on the Kingwood design guide which addresses the needs of autistic people by creating a sensitive living environment to promote comfort and independent living. Each with their own entrance door, residents will have control […]