• The elevated pods at Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The elevated living spaces at Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The kitchen render of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The external elevation of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The internal elevation of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The bathroom render of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The lounge render of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
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  • The bedroom render of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
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Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Tree House  PARA 55

The design narrative for this Para 55 dwelling celebrates & enhances the tree covered character of this 2500m² site on the edge of a Conservation Area.

For many years the sites native tree stock has been depleted and replaced with fir trees that have diminished the landscapes biodiversity, allowing saplings to grow unmanaged, producing tall spindly trees of low arboricultural quality.

This has created relatively open views at lower levels with dense tree canopies above. Our proposal seeks to enhance the wooded character, removing non native species to improve the ecology & biodiversity in a number of exciting ways.

Central to the scheme is a new dwelling which has been raised off the ground to maintain the existing visual penetration, providing a stunning, dramatic new dwelling nestled in the tree canopy above. Principal spaces provide panoramic views across a small glade within the woodland & discreet north and east elevations frame gaps between trees to provide a more intimate private outlook.

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Data

  • Location: Tree House
  • Planning Authority: Details To Follow
  • Architect: Hawkes Architecture
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 14 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 700m²
  • Cost: £2m
  • Status: Design under development

Technology

  • 8.4 kW Ground mounted tracking PV array
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • Zappi PV to EV technology
  • Combined log & pellet biomass boiler
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Tesla Powerwall V2 battery storage
  • Whole house voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances, lighting and comprehensive energy management facilities throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • Airtight = 0.6 air changes/hour @50pa
  • 25 kWh/m² annum heat load
  • Circa 80 kWh/m² primary energy consumption
  • EPC: predicted A/A

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