Residential

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.

Theatre Designer's Clerkenwell Loft

Bere:architects completely remodelled this Clerkenwell loft for a famous theatre designer as a calm and comfortable retreat from the pressures of a hectic professional life. Bespoke furniture and fittings were made from natural materials including limed oak, saddle leather and steel. The work is inspired by a love of Scandinavian modernism, which together with nature and art, are constant inspirations in our work, including our low energy passivhaus work.

Sylvanus House

A compact tree-top house situated on a sloping site in Highgate Cemetery is surrounded by a nature reserve and a tree-lined lane. The house takes its form from the sloping site. A gently twisting structure, the house opens up towards the winter sun. An overhanging roof canopy controls the summer heat gain. From the top floor terrace a magical, shimmering panorama of London can be seen at night through a veil of trees.

Grade 1 Listed restoration

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.

Car Designer's Home

In 1997 we rebuilt an old mews building in a Conservation Area in Hampstead, north London, creating a compact new home with a roof garden. The building presents a quintessentially English appearance at street-level with a rounded top floor, while inside the design applies a curvaceous geometry that plays with the light.

Lime House BRE Social Housing Passivhaus Prototype

Neighbour to the already certified, zero carbon (code 6) Larch House, both houses were designed to meet the demanding performance criteria of the passivhaus standard in this exposed and misty, hilltop location in south Wales. The Lime House is cheaper to build than the Larch House because it has smaller windows which do not need blinds for summer shading, reducing the cost of the windows and eliminating the cost of the blinds. It is named after its lime rendered walls, and follows the unfussy form of a traditional Welsh cottage.

Larch House Zero Carbon BRE Social Housing Passivhaus Prototype

The Larch House is the UK’s first zero carbon (code 6), low cost, Certified Passivhaus, built as prototype social housing and launched at the 2010 National Eisteddfod for Wales.

The Muse - UK Pioneer 'Towards Passivhaus'

This energy efficient solar family home currently nearing completion at Newington Green in the London Borough of Islington was designed to set a standard for future housing with an apparently effortless amalgamation of environmentally responsible solutions with beautiful forms, some years before the first Passivhaus was certified in the UK.

Camden Passivhaus - London's First PH

This timber framed 118m2, two bedroom house is the first certified Passivhaus in London, setting a benchmark for energy efficient design combined with comfort, high indoor air quality and other health-enhancing and anti-asthmatic advantages.

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