Residential Architecture: The Houl House by Simon Winstanley Architects: “..The Houl, [a 2011 RIBA Award Recipient], is a contemporary single storey ‘long house’ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction and achieves a ‘zero carbon’ rating by using very high levels of insulation, whole house heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump and a wind turbine..The slope of the roof of the main living accommodation follows the slope of the hillside with the roof of the rear accommodation meeting the main roof at a shallower angle to allow morning sunlight to penetrate the centre of the house through clerestory windows. The house is constructed in steel and timber frame with walls clad in cedar weatherboarding and the roof finished with pre-weathered grey standing seam zinc. Windows are triple glazed with a thermally broken timber frame..(Text provided by Simon Winstanley Architects) Extensive glazing, natural light, views, clerestory windows, high sustainability, wind turbine, cedar cladding..
image: © Andrew Lee, courtesy of Simon Winstanley Architects; article: Henry , Christopher . “The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects” 14 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/183064>