Eco-Terrace, Whitehill Bordon, Hampshire
The Eco-Terrace is a demonstration project for a much larger development of a government promoted Eco-Town development.
Won via a RIBA open design competition with Ash Sakula Architect it forms a terrace of 3 prototype low carbon houses in Whitehill Bordon. The competition, which attracted 54 initial submissions, sought to create exemplary housing on a challenging site at the entrance to the town. Designs were to be capable of replication on other sites in the town, and to achieve the highest possible sustainable standards.
Ash Sakula’s proposal, unanimously chosen by a panel of architects and local residents, features three houses each comprising a highly insulated core of flexibly arranged accommodation supplemented by an uninsulated entrance space opening onto an enclosed front garden. The terrace is constructed from timber framing on a simple concrete raft foundation, and clad in sweet chestnut shakes and proprietary render on wood-fibre insulation. The three houses achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 5.
Civic Engineers have designed the structure and underground drainage and advised on vehicle movement.