This four bed Para 55 house will form a new landmark between the village settlement and the wider agricultural setting.
The design concept bears reference to traditional ploughing techniques and the first floor box, containing the main living area, references the simple forms and materials of agricultural buildings visible in the wider landscape.
The innovative design features a PV-T system and an Earth Energy Bank which enables vast amounts of summer solar energy to be stored. Furrows will be off-grid 85% of the time and still export enough electricity to run two further houses.
Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
Locally sourced materials
Airtight = 0.6 air changes/hour @50pa
24 kwh/m² annum heat load
80 kwh/m² annum primary energy consumption
EPC: predicted A/A
Richard and all at Hawkes Architecture understand the whole concept of designing a Para 55 home to the last detail but in all the technology and creativity they never lose site of the fact that it will eventually be a family home.
They embraced our input and we were able to feel a part of the creative process, which was so important to us.