When architects Adam and Annelise Penton visited a plot for their development company they were so blown away by its natural perfection that it led them on an unexpected self-build journey.
14 Aug 2014
In separate quests in find the perfect plot, two couples – both first-time self-builders – became great friends, consequently hiring the same architect to design highly eco-efficient homes right next door to one another.
Honeycomb is an efficient hexagonal structure built by bees in which to live and work. This fascinating natural process was the inspiration behind Barry Jackson’s new modular living system, Hivehaus.
Architects Catherine Roberts and Steven Harris had always wanted to put their professional ideas into practice and build their own dream home. Their brief was simple: ample space and high energy efficiency. For them, self-building was an opportunity for experimentation; allowing inspiration and imaginative ideas to evolve as they designed.
Batts Hall is a super prime country house located on a green belt site in Warwickshire that takes inspiration from Arts and Crafts architecture. The inspirational self build reflects tradition at the same time as boasting sustainable and energy efficient qualities.