Two Passive Solar Gain Houses

Two Passive Solar Gain Houses

Two Passive Solar Gain Houses

Scheme name: Two Passive Solar Gain Houses 
Practice: Simon Conder
Client: Private                      Photographer: Paul Smoothy

These sibling houses are located high on a headland with stunning views out to sea. Built into the 1 in 7 slope, the site establishes a simple, successful passive sustainable approach: thermal mass, solar gain and natural ventilation each being exploited, with no sense of claustrophobia resulting from the semi-buried forms.

With very low energy consumption, consistent, elegant detailing and construction, these houses are great examples of how thoughtful, modest and economic architecture can create a passive sustainable living environment.

 

 

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We kindly thank our sponsors, Forbo Flooring Systems|, for their support of the RIBA South West Excellence in Architecture Awards 2012.
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