PassivHaus Conversion of a Brutalist 1960’s London Property
This 1960’s Brutalist/Modernist property situated in Lambeth, London, underwent a complete makeover in order to meet the Passivhaus standards for retrofit and make it function in a modern and sustainable way aiming towards achieving net zero.
The three storey property was designed in the ‘upside-down’ style common in the 1960s, with an open plan living space and terrace sitting above the bedrooms on the first floor and ground floor parking and utility area.
PROJECT LOCATION: LAMBETH, LONDON
DURATION: 5 MONTHS
ARCHITECT: RDA ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
An entire house was gutted and redesigned, combining the original design aesthetic with contemporary approach to make it work in today’s environment. Hence majority of its features, decoration and even new furniture and fittings are a massive bow towards the original vision for this property.
To improve the energy efficiency of the house, apart from installation of the new energy efficient glazing, all the walls, internally and externally, were insulated to passivhaus standards. On top of that the air-source heat pump, Tesla powerwall, MVHR and hot water tank were installed, and the roof was covered in solar tiles.