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We create buildings that are radical in approach but sensitive in context, to get people talking and speed up change. We challenge the norms to create a better future for us all - you, the community, the planet, and our future together.About us
We are targeting all of our new builds to be Whole Life Zero Carbon by 2025
What do the recent changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) mean for your new home?
Your journey towards a healthier, more joyful home starts here
At the end of December 2023 the NPPF was updated meaning yet another rebrand for exception clauses Paragraph 80 and Paragraph 134. Paragraph 80 is now Paragraph 84, and Paragraph 134 is now Paragraph 139. The good news for you (and for us!) is that there are no changes to the wording or content of either clause.
Periscope House is the story of a harmonious and collaborative client-architect relationship. We were able to create an affordable, environmentally exceptional home that provided the family with permanence, comfort, and a connection to nature.
Nest House is a single-storey eco-home, designed to respond to the client’s specific accessibility needs. Constructed using Studio Bark’s modular and demountable U-Build system, the house delivers on their dreams for a low carbon eco-home that celebrates the surrounding countryside.
Sun House is a Paragraph 84 (previously Paragraph 80) home which builds on a history of solar house design to deliver our clients a beautiful, warm and bright home. The house could be a new prototype for climate resilient architecture; a home which builds upon the principles of the Grade II listed home the clients currently live in, but incorporating modern technologies to ensure light, bright connected spaces which have both low embodied and operational carbon demands.
Measuring only four-and-a-half metres across and three metres deep, this small new space does much to enhance the Victorian mid-terraced house. A large fixed skylight, paired with full-height glazed French doors, fills the wooden box extension with natural light and lends much to its Victorian host.
Cork is a common interior floor finish, and has even been used as external rainscreen cladding. We set ourselves the task of building an entire building from cork to see if it would work as the sole material, eliminating the need for frames, linings, glues, tapes, breather membranes and wet trades.
Our clients built their own garden pod - and you can too. Manbey Pod is a garden studio designed as a family amenity space, storage area and textile studio. This was the first time we’ve handed over the U-Build construction to the clients, Peter and Joan.
Oolite House is a family home nestled into the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills. The topography and surrounding grain have shaped the form and massing to ensure the house sits comfortably within its context. The landscape and house are intertwined, bringing family life into immediate contact with the natural world outside.