Tectonics Architects have built a certified Passivhaus on an urban infill site in a Conservation Area near London Fields. This 2-bedroom 2-storey house is the first certified Passivhaus in Hackney.
Set half a level down from the street, the building has a large open plan ‘Upper Ground floor’ to take advantage of the western light and distant views across urban gardens. This is the main living space and access is by stairs. Entrance and bedrooms are at Lower Ground level.
The house appears as a zinc-clad chamfered volume, with a single window behind a garden wall, and remains discrete from the street.
Internally, the way the house is assembled remains directly visible. The Lower Level is built as a reinforced concrete shell, and left exposed. Prefabricated Cross Laminated Timber is used for internal walls, floors and the Upper Level structure.
The architects recognised the specific context of the site, and intended to give the new house some of the simplicity, light and character found in industrial or studio spaces. Also ... "the house is a good one to explain Passivhaus as all elements are readily visible – the ventilation system, the triple glazing and the thick insulated walls."
Bernard Tulkens, from Tectonics, will show us round and talk about the house. LIMITED NUMBERS AVAILABLE
FREE to members, £5.00 non-members.
10:45 am outside the house in Lansdowne Drive, London E8