Haycroft Gardens, Enfield, United Kingdom. Architect: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, 2020.
|:||View of front entrance through garden. Haycroft Gardens, Enfield, United Kingdom. Architect: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, 2020.|
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|:||Haycroft Gardens, Enfield, United Kingdom. Architect: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, 2020.|
|:||Sarah Wigglesworth Architects|
|:||New Build Home|
|:||This new eco-house provides a flexible home for three generations of the same family. Nestled on a neglected backland plot, the design transforms the site to provide an energy efficient home and garden that will evolve over time with the changing needs of its residents. Situated within the broader context of a national housing shortage and an ageing population, this form of multigenerational living is becoming increasingly important across the UK. The dwelling has been designed and sized to adapt as the family’s needs and living patterns change over time. It projects beyond the short-term requirements of the occupants by incorporating planning for the future in the present. Arranged across one level, it ensures ease of access for all family members. The L-shaped plan of the home encourages visual connections between the different parts of the space. An open plan kitchen/dining/living space is expressed as the main wing and provides space where the whole family can come together around a central hearth. This contrasts to spaces for each individual, from window seats to a reading nook, and the more private bedroom wing The clients are keen gardeners and want to have a positive impact on the land; from using sustainable building materials and growing their own food, to promoting biodiversity on the site and creating a habitat for local wildlife. Inside, carefully placed openings bring a gentle breeze, scents of the garden and natural light into the home. It is designed to be long lasting, low impact, and energy-efficient. Passive sustainable design principles inform the design to reduce heat loss and take advantage of solar gains; Passivhaus PHPP modelling was used to test energy performance. The building fabric is highly airtight and energy efficient with the main structure being made of prefabricated timber cassettes. The garden frontage is clad in timber, whose warm colour will weather to a subtle grey to blend with the surrounding trees and fences.|
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