Zero Carbon House, Leyland
A challenging greenbelt site in rural Lancashire was brought forward by a client wishing to create three zero-carbon homes.
Once the brief was established, the schedule of accommodation was broken down into its individual spaces (as ‘pixels’), and reorganised in a number of arrangements to create a cluster of buildings. With visual impact and greenbelt openness in mind, the overall mass of the proposal was broken down to create a series of interlocking blocks.
The landscape design was particularly important to ensure a natural setting would mature around the proposed development. This incorporated extensive planting, creation of a number of topographical undulations and an expansive lake, to encourage the potential for biodiversity.
Location: Leyland, Lancashire
Key Aspects: Architecture, Sustainability, Planning