Dundon Passivhaus, Somerset

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Dundon Passivhaus

Contemporary Somerset Residence, South West England – design by Prewett Bizley Architects

17 Nov + 3 Sep 2015

Dundon Passivhaus

Dundon Passivhaus

2015 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist

Architect: Prewett Bizley Architects

Location: Compton Dundon, Somerset, England, UK

Dundon Passivhaus

Dundon Passivhaus is an extraordinarily understated and unpretentious building set in a beautiful rural landscape.It is a substantially self-build project by the architect for his family’s occupation, designed and built to Passivhaus standards but with the scope to open windows as you would in any conventional building.

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Entering the house you are greeted with a forest of internal timber cladding. Large sliding folding windows ensure that every ounce of the view penetrates the space. An introverted living room has large log burners providing heating and hot water to supplement the solar thermal on the roof and a MVHR system.

The garden houses a 4,500 litre rainwater harvesting tank. The walls are super-insulated using recycled paper. The internal carpentry, joinery and other features all beautifully detailed and crafted.

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Compton Dundon Passivhaus – Building Information

Architect: Prewett Bizley Architects
Location: Compton Dundon, Somerset
Internal Area: 226m2
Completed: 2015
Cost: £470,000
Client: Graham Bizley
Contractor: Self Build (Graham Bizley)
Structural Engineer: Structural Solutions
Interior Design: Emily Bizley Interior Design
Photographs: Graham Bizley

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Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2015 information from RIBA

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2015 – page

Passivhaus Housing Design


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Stephen Lawrence Prize

2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner

16 Oct 2014 – Denizen Works’ house no 7 winner of the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2014. This unusual house is located on Tiree in the Western Isles of Scotland.
House no 7, Isle of Tiree7 Sep 2014

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist for 2014

Stephen Lawrence Prize Shortlist 2014

Tree House, east London by 6a architects
Tree House

Ott’s Yard, north London by vPPR Architects
Ott’s Yard

Alex Monroe Studio Snowfield, south London by DSDHA
Alex Monroe Studios, Snowfields

The Exbury Egg, New Forest by PAD Studio
Exbury Egg

Royal William Yard Staircase, Plymouth by Gillespie Yunnie Architects
Royal William Yard Staircase

House no 7, Isle of Tiree, Denizen Works
House no 7, Isle of Tiree




Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015 – RIBA coverage page

Royal Institute of British Architects Awards

Stirling Prize

RIBA Awards

RIBA Royal Gold Medal

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RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2014

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