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Artist's Passive House & Studio

Plectic House – complexity made simple

Our new, ultra-low cost, ultra simple Passive House and Artist's Studio has been awarded planning permission in the London Borough of Southwark. The timber framed house will have light-filled interiors of natural materials with uncompromisingly raw finishes. It will demonstrate the common sense in simple detailing, low-cost construction and healthy, comfortable living.

Coombe Farm Cottages Passivhaus

A low-energy retrofit of an old stone thatched cottage with new Passivhaus additions for a self-building client who is an expert in permaculture and intends to use the cottage, outbuildings, and nine acres of land to create a near self-sufficient life.

The project has planning permission and will be largely self-built during 2011 and 2012.


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Savoy Pier

In October 2012, our scheme for the new Savoy Pier was awarded planning permission.

London Bridge Staircase

A new public staircase with intricately designed curved bowstring truss metal screens overhanging the north bank of the river at London Bridge, has been designed by bere:architects for the City of London in collaboration with Capita Bobrowski and Littlehampton Welding. Final stakeholder negotiations are underway with construction due to start in 2012.

St Andrews Garden & Holborn Circus Redesign

Landscaping and Pavilion design in association with Kim Wilkie Associates.

St Andrew's Holborn traces it history back to the middle-ages and was rebuilt by Christopher Wren following the great fire of 1666.

Dance Choreographer's low energy home

A low energy refurbishment of one of the oldest houses in Islington, for the latest of our famous dance & theatre clients.

Richmond passivhaus

A new build Passivhaus project for private clients in Richmond, creating an extremely low energy 3 bedroom house on this end of terrace site. Incorporating green roofs for biodiversity in a contemporary piece of architectural design using the fabric-first energy saving principals of the Passivhaus methodology.  Renewables include water harvesting, recycling and domestic hot water heating.

Lark Rise passivhaus

Bere:architects were approached in the summer of 2010 to design a 2 bedroom passivhaus home on a sloping site in the Chilterns. The scheme has planning permission and the designs are currently undergoing considerable refinement.

Lound Hall Nursing Home passivhaus

When completed Lound Hall will be the UK’s first Passivhaus nursing home, with a core focus on fresh air ventilation, comfort and healthy living conditions. The new extension at Lound Hall is in response to unprecedented demand for places as a result of Lound Hall’s focus on high quality traditional nursing care, as well as the changing national demographics.  The scheme will add an additional seventeen bed places, including a ten bed Dementia Unit.

Exmouth Market low energy / passivhaus


The scheme at the end of Exmouth Market is a mixed use façade retention development, incorporating a new Passivhaus roof top extension. The scheme is intended to revitalise the north end of the historic Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, London, and is due to start on site in January 2012.

The scheme extends the brickwork façade of the corner site, but replaces the dilapidated single-storey infill buildings with two new commercial units on the ground floor (108m2) and five residential apartments above (308m2).


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