What we build

This new-build rural house near Windsor was designed as a passivhaus and in 2006 was destined to be the UK’s first certified passivhaus building.

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Plectic House – complexity made simple

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Bere:architects carried out extensive repair and renovation work to this Grade One terrace of houses; London’s oldest surviving terrace which is owned by English Heritage. It was built before the Great Fire of London on land owned by a family that also had extensive property interests in the Holborn area; as such it is thought to represent early prototype housing for Georgian London.

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A place to live, to work and also to play. Scene 1 opens with the art and design studio; a tabula rasa. Scene 2 opens with a mezzanine retreat for rest and restoration

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Years of neglect and extensive dry rot had caused major damage to one of the largest and finest Grade II listed houses in Notting Hill in West London. The French classical interiors had been divided into flats, and in returning the building to a single double-fronted house, bere:architects recreated the splendour of the original interiors, demonstrating a real empathy for historic buildings.

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Case study 296 is a ‘stepping stone’ towards our aim of producing an ecologically advanced Passivhaus refurbishment of a Listed London terrace house, combining many health benefits for the occupants with advanced low energy design.

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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.

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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.

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Church Cottage Not Passivhaus Interior Charred Timber

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

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Clapham Glass Art 1

This project for a new glass addition to the back of a listed house in South London established bere:architects, in the late 1990's, as a leading innovator in the use of structural glass. The project tested a new stacked-glass structural column design to support the glass walls and roof of the new rear conservatory, a solution which was then used for the London Wall Pizza Express project.

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