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Planning for Weston Street Passivhaus

14/12/2011

Planning for Weston Street Passivhaus

We have gained full planning consent for eight large Passivhaus apartments over a split section new office space overlooking Weston Street park in London, SE1.


This innovative split section scheme develops AHMM and promoter SolidSpace’s approach to a new model of apartment design with landscaped courtyards to office areas, double height internal spaces, wintergardens, balconies and roof terraces to residential areas. Privacy, overlooking and shading issues will be overcome through the use of sliding timber screens enabling occupants to modify their space and animate the façades of the building which overlooks an adjoining park and Conservation Area.


Through intelligent design and careful specification and construction, Passivhaus homes require a fraction of the heating energy of conventional dwellings and occupants enjoy great thermal comfort and excellent indoor environments with a very low carbon footprint and minimal energy bills.


The planning consultants were AZ Urban Studio and the promoter is Roger Zogolovitch, Solidspace.



 

132-142 Hampstead Road

05/12/2011

132-142 Hampstead Road

Two disused 1960s warehouses next to Euston Station are being reinvented as a landmark office building by reconfiguring the existing structures and adding new ‘sky box’ extensions to the rooftops. The character of large internal volumes of the warehouses are replicated in the double height new-build floors.


A highly insulated skin will cover the existing buildings and large new window openings created to bring additional daylight. The carefully articulated cladding of the new floors clearly distinguishes them from the existing building and will provide exceptional views across central London. A triangular 12-storey residential tower completes the development which gained planning permission in early 2011 and is due to start on site in 2012.