Shoreditch Prototype House
This multi award winning project has been developed as a prototype low energy house for dense urban sites and seeks to green the city through the use of vertical planting as screen, filter, sunshade and oxygenator to create a new 'garden city' in an urban context.
The design maximises space and light through the use of appropriate technologies while at the same time reducing building costs as a practical demonstration of the potential to construct generous and affordable homes.
Bolted on steel decks provide balconies and privacy screens while planting grown over the mesh gives shade in summer and allows direct solar heating in winter. On the top floor a combined planter, balustrade and sunshade creates an external room with long views south to the City.
The building layout has potential for development as a new urban housing typology and Cox Bulleid Architects have drawn up initial proposals for a Prototype Green Terrace developed as a natural evolution of the urban terraced house built to zero carbon standards for 21st century living.
Project awarded research funding from the DTI.
Hackney Design Awards: Winner 2008
Grand Designs Awards: Winner Best Eco House 2009
RIBA Awards: Shortlisted 2009
British Homes Awards: Best One Off House: Shortlisted 2009