What we build

This all-electric, high performance, Plus Energy Passive House building has been designed to produce more energy in a year than it consumes. Crucially, because it is a Passive House, even its winter energy demand is so small that during the darker months the on-site renewables should provide a hefty proportion of its energy needs.

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The Larch House is the UK’s first zero carbon (code 6), low cost, Certified Passivhaus, built as prototype social housing and launched at the 2010 National Eisteddfod for Wales.

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This timber framed 118m2, two bedroom house is the first certified Passivhaus in London, setting a benchmark for energy efficient design combined with comfort, high indoor air quality and other health-enhancing and anti-asthmatic advantages.

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This energy efficient solar family home currently nearing completion at Newington Green in the London Borough of Islington was designed to set a standard for future housing with an apparently effortless amalgamation of environmentally responsible solutions with beautiful forms, some years before the first Passivhaus was certified in the UK.

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This much-published, RIBA award winning low maintenance, low energy, low cost home was designed in 2005 as an example of a simpler framework for future living. 

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Neighbour to the already certified, zero carbon (code 6) Larch House, both houses were designed to meet the demanding performance criteria of the passivhaus standard in this exposed and misty, hilltop location in south Wales.

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In 1997 we rebuilt an old mews building in a Conservation Area in Hampstead, north London, creating a compact new home with a roof garden. The building presents a quintessentially English appearance at street-level with a rounded top floor, while inside the design applies a curvaceous geometry that plays with the light.

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Bere:architects completely remodelled this Clerkenwell loft for a famous theatre designer as a calm and comfortable retreat from the pressures of a hectic professional life. Bespoke furniture and fittings were made from natural materials including limed oak, saddle leather and steel.

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A compact tree-top house situated on a sloping site in Highgate Cemetery is surrounded by a nature reserve and a tree-lined lane. The house takes its form from the sloping site. A gently twisting structure, the house opens up towards the winter sun. An overhanging roof canopy controls the summer heat gain.

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This large family house in Notting Hill has been completely refurbished and extended to create rooms that are elegant, comfortable and calm. Our work is inspired by the under-stated elegance of Scandinavian modernism. All details are carefully worked through to give lasting pleasure to the occupants.

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