Exhibition Mews, Bordon

Regional Finalist, Civic Trust Awards 2017
RIBA Award 2016
Shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2016

We won the Eco Town Terrace open design competition for a terrace of prototype carbon-neutral houses in Bordon, Hampshire.

The three two-storey houses were built for The Radian Group, a housing association that provides affordable rental properties so the budget had to be tightly controlled. This is reflected in the simple cubic forms and materials chosen for the houses.

Each of the 94-square-metre homes features an insulated core containing the living areas, with an uninsulated entrance porch extending into the front garden. The terrace is constructed from heavily insulated, site assembled timber frame and clad in sweet chestnut shakes. The houses achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 5 and could achieve level 6 with additional photovoltaic panels.

We refurbished the former firemen’s training tower and used it as a support for 60 additional photovoltaic panels, providing additional power to the project and making a striking landmark.

 

“Regulations have progressively made homes more sustainable and energy-efficient, and voluntary codes take these standards further. Architects like to push them further still: in the Hampshire town of Whitehill Bordon the practice of Ash Sakula has designed a row of houses which, with the help of abundant insulation, intelligent use of ventilation, solar panels and materials where possible locally sourced, aim to make social rented homes as ecological as possible.” 
– Rowan Moore, The Observer, August 2015

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