ArchitectureLIVE were appointed to provide a redesign for a new-build family home replacing existing WW2 structures in rolling Surrey countryside.
Our proposal is for the construction of a partially pre-fabricated 2-storey single family home with an attached double garage, outbuildings and an outdoor swimming pool. The new design seeks to blend in with its natural surroundings through the use of a combination of locally sourced natural materials such as stone and timber cladding. The planned orientation of the dwelling responds sympathetically to it's setting by framing the mature trees and is optimal for the use of renewables. Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and a ground-source heat pump combined with a high performance building super-structure to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes 4/5 complete this re-design.
The two storey base shape is complimented by a number of single storey building elements that serve to form a private courtyard setting. In line with Passivhaus principles, the southern courtyard features full height glazing and rendered facades overlooking the outdoor swimming pool.
The north facing part of the property is enclosed and restraint in line with Passivhaus principles and features locally sourced stone and timber help to blend the new build house with its natural surroundings. Bay windows protrude from a natural stone built wall on the west side.
It is proposed to replace existing WW2 structures at this site but protect the mature trees.
Existing site for a proposed Passivhaus to replace existing WW2 structures in Surrey countryside.
Site Plan showing footprint of Low Energy New Build Home by ArchitectureLIVE