RUYA MAPS — Episode 4: Childhood

January 2020

This episode takes a dif­fer­ent turn in its approach to heart­break, rather than look at roman­tic or polit­i­cal loss it explores nos­tal­gia for a lost time. Our ear­li­est expe­ri­ences of heart­break can be traced to child­hood, a peri­od that we can­not return to. 

RUYA MAPS — Episode 4: Childhood

e‑architect fea­tures Burwood

December 2019

We have recent­ly fea­tured on e‑architect’s web­site, edit­ed by Isabelle Lomholt. The full fea­ture can be viewed here.

The house has a fab­ric first approach to the design with very low U Val­ues and air leak­age and used Pas­sivhaus detail­ing. The glaz­ing ori­en­ta­tion and build­ing over­hangs pro­mote ben­e­fi­cial solar gains in win­ter, and man­age high solar gains in the sum­mer. A large roof mount­ed pho­to­volta­ic array and elec­tric car charg­ing facil­i­ties and an elec­tri­cal stor­age bat­tery use renew­able energy.

Heat recov­ery from waste air is used to pre­heat incom­ing air dur­ing win­ter. Nat­ur­al ven­ti­la­tion from high and low lev­el open­ings and cen­tral atri­um’ pro­mot­ing stack ven­ti­la­tion forces dur­ing summer.

e-architects: Burwood House in South East England

Archi­tec­ture Today fea­tures Burwood

September 2019

Archi­tec­ture Today explores Bur­wood as an eco­log­i­cal­ly respon­sive house and the close con­nec­tion it has with it’s coastal site. Full fea­ture here.

Bur­wood is a sus­tain­able four-bed­room house that explores ideas of flex­i­bil­i­ty, inclu­siv­i­ty and scale. Locat­ed in an area of out­stand­ing nat­ur­al beau­ty close to the sea, it com­pris­es two oak-clad vol­umes – that are intend­ed to com­ple­ment the plot’s exist­ing Oak trees – linked by a large glass-enclosed lounge with a grass roof.

Architecture Today: Burwood An ecologically-responsible house by Catja de Haas Architects forms a close connection with its coastal site