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This dwelling has been designed to the Passive Haus standards and is to be a highly sustainable and energy efficient dwelling with a design that responds to the local character of the area. The building is made up of a collection of simple forms of varying sizes and heights, breaking up the mass and creating an interesting roofscape on this flat land. It comprises of a mixture of large openings and simple punched out window openings and incorporates overhangs for protection and shelter.


This dwelling is to reflect the materials used for the construction of the nearby market garden/horticultural buildings. The main wall material is to be stained charred black timber cladding, the black colour also helping to reduce the impact of the building. The carport is to be a lightweight timber frame clad with treated softwood, left to mature to a silvery grey over time.

The Apiary

Client: Private Client

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