Clay Fields Sustainable Housing


Clay Field

Clay Field Sustainable HousingDesigned by Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects, Clay Field Sustainable Housing provides 26 sustainable dwellings in the Suffolk village of Elmswell.



In 2005 an invited design competition was launched on behalf of Suffolk Preservation Society, Orwell Housing Association and Elmswell Parish Council to build a social housing development in the village of Elmswell, Suffolk. The client was looking for cutting-edge designs that were attractive, energy efficient and sustainable.

Seventy-three expressions of interest were received from around the world with six teams selected to prepare design concept proposals.

Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects were selected as the overall winners. The Jury Panel were particularly impressed by the layout, their emphasis on real sustainability in the use of design and materials and the successful way in which they incorporated elements of traditional Suffolk architecture.

The 26 affordable houses were completed in November 2008 and are now fully occupied.


RIBA Award 2009

RICS 2009 - Shortlisted for the Sustainability category



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