Justin Bere is a British architect based in London. He is founder of his own practice bere:architects and has developed a specialism in low energy passive house. Bere Architects’ retrofit stretched its tiny budget, winning funding for being the first non-domestic London Passivhaus. They ran a competition, and Justin Bere Architects won. Their proposal The chosen site pushed the Passivhaus idea to its limits. 1,ft up at.

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Prefabricated timber frame, with mineral wool insulation, and larch cladding. The Passivhaus Planning Package PHPP was used from the very start of the project to determine the optimum position for the qrchitects on the site and the optimum percentage and orientation of the glazing. Wolfgang Feist writes in the foreword:. This section is finally rounded out by two short chapters, firstly on air quality and health and secondly on the importance of skills.

Archifects is a strong European flavour to the selected buildings, which is not at all surprising given how established passivhaus is in Europe — and therefore how long passivhaus architects have had to establish themselves as masters of integrated design. It mainly covers research comparing some completed bere: I agree to Inhabitat’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and to the use of cookies described therein, and I also consent to the collection, storage, and processing of my data in the United States, where data protection laws may be different from those in my country.

Los Angeles New York. Rooftop urban oasis The Muse. The final main section of the book makes up two thirds of the content of the book and is simply: The house uses non-toxic materials to avoid polluting the indoor air and, together with a heat bdre ventilation system saving passivhwus times the energy it uses air quality is very high.

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There is a brief review of some of the first passivhaus buildings in the UK and then 15 case studies from around the world are presented. It is an especially important book as passivhaus moves into the mainstream and clients ask for their building to be passivhaus.

I really enjoy reading the architecture related posts on this website in addition archiects all the others. There is then a short chapter on capital and whole life costs. This site uses cookies More info Okay. I agree to receive emails from Inhabitat.

Soft Landings Workshop bere: It then finishes by bringing the building physics reassuringly into an architectural context:.

Added to an end-of-terrace house in North London, Focus House is a delightful prefabricated eco-home for a family of five.

Actually there was and remains significant support for this beautiful building from neighbours who have grown to pasivhaus this little signpost to the future. The site is located in London which means that the over-shadowing of adjacent buildings had a major impact on the energy balance and design decisions.

We need passivihaus architects: To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Lark Rise certified Passivhaus Plus Living in a large cold farmhouse, the owners needed little persuading of the merits of aiming for Passivhaus when building a guest house on their land. bfre

PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

Living in a large cold farmhouse, the owners needed little persuading of the merits of aiming for Passivhaus when building a guest house on their land. This picks up on the bee theme of Integrated Design and puts it into a much wider context than just the integration of different design disciplines.

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To purchase a copy of this book I highly recommend supporting your local independent bookshop if possible or purchasing direct passivhwus RIBA Bookshops. For anyone wondering why the specific energy benchmarks to achieve optimum comfort were set at the figures they are, this short chapter makes valuable reading.

The client had strong ideas about the design of the house and to maintain the integrity of the vision, and the visual alignment of certain components, the architects had to rely on ultra-thin vacuum insulation in several areas.

The prominant glazed north-west facade proves that a Passivhaus development need pasxivhaus consist of rows of south-facing homes, but can be planned according to the social or other requirements of a site. An Introduction to Passive House by Justin Bere is a beautiful book with an excellence mix of introductory technical information and inspiration.

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This is first and foremost a book addressed to the architectural industry, as Dr. All the buildings presented were selected on the basis of being certified to the Passivhaus Standard and having considerable architectural merit. We need to confirm your passivhaud address. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. The problems we face are set out in plain terms, followed by the evidence-based benefits that passivhaus delivers.

They very much fit the introductory nature of the book and I highly recommend them as primers in each of the subjects covered. Or at least expect architects to understand what the key issues are.