West Sussex House

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Ongoing design for a zero carbon house in a rural setting.

The central pitched roofed, brick and flint part of the house contains the living spaces, with bedrooms and snug spaces articulated as separate, low slung blackened timber annexes. These are heated only when used, thus concentrating energy use on regularly used spaces.

This intelligent scheme is sensitive to its rural context, respectful of its site history but unashamedly modern.

The central living space masquerades as a traditional, rural building, with dramatic slots cut into its sides, drawing the landscape inside. Windows are triple glazed and the fabric is super insulated.

Energy is created on site using a coppice rotation system feeding a biomass boiler.

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