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A real head-turner

It's not very often that you come across a Passive House like this one. Curvy and bold and a truly different building to what you are used to seeing. The project incorporates our Porto E98 Passive doorsets in Iroko – the main door as the front door and a few other side doors – one in particular with a specialist high security Passive house pet flap.

Adrian James, Director of Adrian James Architects, tells us about this exciting project:

“The house is a radical new house in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The new villa sits in the centre of a large mature garden, but it’s a long way from a conventional four-square villa; this is a dynamic sensuous form which beckons the visitor around its sweeping curves.

The dominant local building material is a luminous orange brick; this house is all about exploiting the extraordinary plasticity of the humble brick. The house is a viscous form petrified. The strong sense of movement embodied in the shape is frozen in time by its brick carapace; it is an English butte, part of but proud of the lush surrounding landscape.

The bronze and the brick cladding are specified both for their beauty and for their zero-maintenance longevity. This is part of the sustainability programme for the house: it is not just a lifetime home, but a multi-generational home designed to last by being loved.

And it will be an ecological exemplar, its performance easily surpassing the Government’s 2016 zero-carbon requirement in energy efficiency alone.”

For more information, please contact Adrian James via their website: www.adrianjames.com

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