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Short-listed for Wood Awards 2017

Newsflash – We won! Read about it here….

We are delighted to announce that Hampshire Passivhaus, designed by Ruth Butler Architects, has been shortlisted in the Private category of the Wood Awards 2017.

The TRADA-sponsored competition features some of Britain’s best designs in wood. The judging panel of the Buildings category, led by architect Michael Morrison of Purcell, will visit all the shortlisted projects in person, making this a uniquely rigorous competition.

The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand B05, Hall T2), Old Truman Brewery, 21-24 September.

Winners will be revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 21st November, by ceremony host Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A.


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Hampshire Passivhaus project details

Location: Hampshire
Architect: Ruth Butler Architects
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Main Contractor/Joinery Company: Nicholas Coppin Ltd
CLT Manufacturer: KLH UK Ltd
Building Services Engineer: Cundall
Landscape Design: John Brooks Landscape Design
Wood Supplier: Timbmet
Wood Species: Europe Spruce, Europe Oak, Siberian Larch

Hampshire Passivhaus is a self-build home on the south coast. It is an L-shaped detached dwelling, creating private courtyard spaces, on a tight brownfield site with multiple neighbours. Spruce CLT panels form the entire super structure, walls, floors and roof. The spruce panels give a tactile and harmonious quality to the living spaces and bedrooms. The prefabricated CLT superstructure was complete and watertight in just four days. European oak bespoke joinery is used to highlight interior features including the open tread staircase, recessed handrails, worktops and integrated shelves. Externally, the house is clad in Siberian larch rainscreen cladding, chosen for its straight grain, uniform texture and durability. The untreated larch ages over a short period of time to become silver, providing a maintenance free finish well suited to the coast.

You can read more about the Wood Awards and the fellow nominations here.

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