When Worcester-based Architect Nick Carroll was approached to design a Passivhaus-inspired home that would be built on the very cliff face of the Malvern Hills, he knew it would be a once in a lifetime…
Published in Innovative Homes
Comfort is fundamental to the purpose of a building. So why do we find it so hard to ensure our buildings are actually comfortable? Why does our ‘world-class’ architecture still fail to provide comfortable buildings…
Published in Project Inspiration
Here, the Passivhaus Trust explains why self-builders and the Passivhaus standard are made for each other.
Published in i-build
The Maryville Passivhaus is a continuation of research by Joseph Thurrott Architects into the reinterpretation of Scottish rural vernacular buildings to meet modern, low-energy demands. The owners, Ian and Mary Sweetland, have had a far…
Published in Innovative Homes
A traditional Scottish village in Stirlingshire may not seem like the obvious location for a contemporary Passivhaus project. For chartered Architect, Mhairi Grant and her Architectural Designer partner, Martin McCrae, however, the development of their…
Published in Sustainable Living
Potton’s decision to build the UK’s first self-build Passivhaus show home at its St Neots show centre marks a significant step in the development of self-build in Britain. Now as the new show home nears…
Published in Viewpoint
When Architect, Bernard Tulkens, bought his home in Hackney, there was a piece of land at the bottom of his garden accessed by a gate. From the outset, Bernard knew it was an ideal infill…
Published in Innovative Homes
With less than 400 PassivHaus certified properties so far completed across the UK, the ultra-low energy standard from Germany can still be viewed as nascent in this country, though there are many compliant components and…
Published in Project Inspiration
A local presentation in their hometown inspired Mr and Mrs Young to commission a two-bedroom single-storey bungalow built to Passivhaus standards.
Published in Sustainable Living
If you’re keen on an energy efficient home with reduced fuel emissions and therefore reduced bills, a Passivhaus design might be the answer.
Published in Green Living
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