Tree House is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • The external elevation of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus 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 Passivhaus 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 Passivhaus 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 Passivhaus 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 Passivhaus 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 Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The plan drawings of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus 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 Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The garden seating render of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The bedroom render of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The rear elevation of Tree House, a large Para 55 family home. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Tree House Para 55

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

Many native trees have been depleted, replaced with Firs that have diminished the landscapes biodiversity, allowing saplings to grow unmanaged. This has created relatively open views at lower levels with dense tree canopies above. Our proposal seeks to enhance the wooded character and improve the ecology in a number of exciting ways.

Central to our scheme is a new raised dwelling, that maintains the visual penetration below, whilst providing a stunning, dramatic property nestled in the tree canopy above. Principal spaces provide panoramic views across a small glade, whilst north and east elevations offer framed views through dense woodland.

Project Data

  • Location: Tree House
  • Designated Area: Conservation Area
  • Planning Authority: Cotswold DC
  • Consent: Granted 2018
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 14 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 397m²
  • Cost: £2m
  • Status: Construction begins in 2019

Technology

  • 8.4 kW Ground mounted tracking PV array
  • MVHR heat recovery 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 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

Project Associates

Hunter Page Planning Davies Landscape Architects

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