Architectural Advent day 12:

We might as well continue the theme from day 11 with an alternative proposal that takes the full width of the plot. This project is part of the work I did with two colleagues just after graduating. My only bit of advice should you choose to try this layout is to go for underfloor heating. We tried a trench heating solution along the glazing which proved to be tricky and probably doesn’t provide sufficient heating load. Under the current, more environmentally aware regulations, the extent of glazing might raise some eyebrows. In our case we were able to demonstrate that the solar gain outweighed the fabric loss over the course of a year.

Only for use in south facing sites!

This one comes with a photo of the finished product – the full set, including concept sketches by Tom can be found on flickr.

axowire2 woolf_extension