Simon Winstanley Architects are specialized in modern energy efficient house design, or passive house, that emphasize on less impact on the environment by decreasing the impact on global warming. A passive house require between 70 and 90% less energy than a house built to the minimum requirements for building regulations. The result is an open living space with underfloor heating and a massively reduced running cost.
Modern energy efficient house
This high eco appeal is revealed in their Deepstone project. This slope modern energy efficient house, overlooking the Solway Firth in south-west Scotland, is built on a former quarry, mirroring the stone that characterizes the area. The stone home design is topped by a wood and glass enclosure offering breathtaking views, as the first floor forms the public living accommodation with external terrace facing the sea. This glass wall house area is built using a steel frame with cedar panels and triple-glazed windows. The ground floor houses the private bedroom and bathroom facilities and is conceived as a glazed pavilion constructed with a standing seam zinc roof.