Location: London E8
Status: completed October 2015
Size: 100 sqm
'Passivhaus' is a very low energy construction standard following principles for comfort and energy developed in Germany by the Passivhaus Institute based on high insulation, low air leakage and control of ventilation.
The 2-storey house at Lansdowne Drive consists of an in-situ reinforced concrete lower level, half sunken from street level, and a prefabricated upper level structure in Cross Laminated Timber.
The main construction components have been left exposed internally, from structural concrete or timber panels to conduits and ducts, providing a simple palette of materials and a very direct sense of the construction.
The house has no central heating.
Passivhaus Designer - Accredited Passivhaus Design - Peter Ranken
Structural Engineer - Michael Hadi Associates
Cross Laminated Timber - Eurban
Raft Insulation - IsoQUICK
Airtightness and wood fibre Insulation contractor - Clioma House ltd.
Zinc - Peters roofing