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Diverse range of residential projects on show in Scotland

Cedar Court, Glasgow

Collective Architecture has developed proposals for the refurbishment of 3 blocks of flats, originally built in the late 1960s. The plans for Cedar Court, on behalf of Queens Cross Housing Association, propose the retrofit of 314 homes to Passivhaus EnerPHit standards. It is hoped that this approach will help to combat fuel poverty in the area.

The project is using a pioneering ventilation system to provide fresh, clean air into the building. The Vaventis Fresh-R system has been recently certified by the Passive House Institute, and uses an innovative copper wire configuration for the heat exchanger which also acts as a filter. The heat exchanger can be simply rinsed with water, therefore no replacement filters are needed, which could significantly reduce costs for a ventilation system of this scale.

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Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen, nr Stirling

Ostro Passivhaus is a new build dwelling located within a historical conservation village near Stirling, and has been designed by Paper Igloo Architects.  The south facing plot is in a semi-rural setting and will be clad in naturally weathered timber to reflect the local woodland.

The house is designed using the 'box within a box' concept. An inner box contains all of the wet services and circulation, and the outer box is the vertically orientated rainscreen cladding. The rooms are made up of the spaces between the inner and outer boxes.

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Snug Within, Fife

Snug Within is a private home designed by architect Stephen McPhail in colloboration with Graham Drummond, Passivhaus Associates and Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects (formerly Locate Architects).

The timber frame house has been constructed in the garden of the client's existing home. The dwelling is single level as a key feature of the project was that the the house and garden must have full disabled access.

You can follow the progress of the project on the Snug Within Facebook page. (Image credits: Snug Within)


Ferndown Passivhaus, Aberdeenshire

Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects and Sam Foster, Sam Foster Architects are working together to develop a new family home in a picturesque woodland setting in rural Aberdeenshire.

The new house will replace an existing 1980s bungalow, and will have a simple compact form with a detached garage outside of the thermal envelope to minimise heat loss. Waste from the demolition of the bungalow will be recycled to create a 'hillock', which will partially hide the entrance when approaching the house to form an enclosed courtyard, a feature typical of surrounding farmhouses and outbuildings.

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Further information:

Previous news article - Summary of Scottish Passivhaus Projects Update event, 28th June 2016

27th July 2016

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