An exploration of the strength of enclosure vs. the looseness of puplic squares and piazzas. Starting with very simple shapes, we explore the expression of character and enclosure by changing the position of entry into the square and then distorting the form. With small alterations, a formal authoritarian space quickly becomes one which feels humanised, […]
Communities focus themselves around piazzas which is why, on arriving at a new town or city, visitors gravitate towards such spaces, Traflagar Square, St Mark’s Square, Placa de Catalunya, Alexanderplatz etc. This is a study of the forms of several minor squares or piazzas from around the world. Note that most have an informal shape […]
We are proud to announce that our latest project just achieved an air tightness of 0.58m3/hr/m2 at 50Pa! What does this mean? A typical property of a Passivhaus is the airtight construction. Airtight construction ensures that the building envelop is draught free. This means that when the heating is turned on in a Passivhaus, the […]
We are on our 4th Passivhaus and have built up a wealth of experience to tackle any design circumstances. Each of our Passivhaus designs have their own set of unique issues and characteristics which we will explore how they were resolved and became a fully-fledged building. Passivhaus no.1 â€“ Modern new build Story: Our client […]
How can we provide a quick and effective solution to provide housing in a booming population? Our solution is PODS. At 22 sqm, the goals of POD is to be Affordable, Sustainable, and made for easy-assembly. Targeted for one person, we’ve provided a kitchen/dining/living area in tandem with a multi-functional WC shower area that can […]
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.