The development of Marderby House suceeds in delivering a modern architectural family house which makes full use of a challenging site, with strong environmental credentials for both energy performance and sustainable construction.
The proposal utilised the natural topography of the site to create a sub-entrance level allowing for the bulk of the building to be cut into the ground providing a hidden level from the road side. Feasibility modelling was used to clearly see the relationship between the building and the contours of the site.
The result is a building that sits comfortably within the site and opens up as the contours of the site fall away to the south. Internal areas are linked smoothly and creatively with the external garden areas. Through innovative material selection, high construction standards and use of environmental heating and lighting technology, the building incorporates a high thermal performance and delivers a huge reduction in carbon emissions when compared to current Building Regulation targets.