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Ewan Cameron Architects secure planning for Ayrshire Passivhaus

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September 24 2012

Ewan Cameron Architects secure planning for Ayrshire Passivhaus
Ewan Cameron Architects have secured planning permission for the conversion of an abandoned Victorian concrete water tank in Ayrshire to form a 3,000sq/ft Passivhaus in Ayrshire.

Located above the village of Dunlop it will incorporate a range of renewable energy systems including photovoltaic panels and a vertical axis wind turbine to take advantage of its hillside position.

A master suite bedroom will project above the ridge of the hill to offer westward views to the Isle of Arran.

Insulated to the north by the bulk of the existing hill the homes main living spaces will be situated to the south across a landscaped ‘Zen’ garden replete with its own reflecting pool.

Due for completion in summer 2013 the scheme follows completion of Capel Manor House, to be featured in this year’s Architecture Scotland Annual.

Building work will start on site immediately
Building work will start on site immediately
Living spaces are organised to maximise views our from the sunken site
Living spaces are organised to maximise views our from the sunken site

Much of the tank interior will be given over to a sheltered garden
Much of the tank interior will be given over to a sheltered garden
The home will be clad in pre-patinated copper and natural stone
The home will be clad in pre-patinated copper and natural stone

1 Comment

lola the snora
#1 Posted by lola the snora on 24 Sep 2012 at 17:00 PM
I like it; because the house is passive the occupants are doing their best to counteract it - by being a 3 car household (or 5 if the garage is full too) :)

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