What we build

Clapham Glass Art 1

This project for a new glass addition to the back of a listed house in South London established bere:architects, in the late 1990's, as a leading innovator in the use of structural glass. The project tested a new stacked-glass structural column design to support the glass walls and roof of the new rear conservatory, a solution which was then used for the London Wall Pizza Express project.

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Coombe Farm Passivhaus

A low-energy retrofit of an old stone thatched cottage with new Passivhaus additions for a self-building client who is an expert in permaculture and intends to use the cottage, outbuildings, and nine acres of land to create a near self-sufficient life.

The project has planning permission and will be largely self-built during 2011 and 2012.

 

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Exmouth Market, Passivhaus retrofit

 

The scheme at the end of Exmouth Market is a mixed use façade retention development, incorporating a new Passivhaus roof top extension. The scheme is intended to revitalise the north end of the historic Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, London, and is due to start on site in January 2012.

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When completed Lound Hall will be the UK’s first Passivhaus nursing home, with a core focus on fresh air ventilation, comfort and healthy living conditions. The new extension at Lound Hall is in response to unprecedented demand for places as a result of Lound Hall’s focus on high quality traditional nursing care, as well as the changing national demographics.

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Bere:architects were approached in the summer of 2010 to design a 2 bedroom passivhaus home on a sloping site in the Chilterns. The scheme has planning permission and the designs are currently undergoing considerable refinement.

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A new build Passivhaus project for private clients in Richmond, creating an extremely low energy 3 bedroom house on this end of terrace site. Incorporating green roofs for biodiversity in a contemporary piece of architectural design using the fabric-first energy saving principals of the Passivhaus methodology.  Renewables include water harvesting, recycling and domestic hot water heating.

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Church Cottage Not Passivhaus Interior Charred Timber

A low energy refurbishment of one of the oldest houses in Islington, for the latest of our famous dance & theatre clients.

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