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Nick Newman - Larks Rise bere:architects were approached in the summer of 2010 to design a 2 bedroom Passivhaus home on a sloping site in the Chilterns. The site presented challenges both in terms of planning restriction and physical topography; It is situated in both a conservation area and an AONB, and has a North Facing aspect. To the South, a busy main road with a high border of coniferous trees creates further problems with noise and poor solar gain. Following extensive consideration of the design and not one but two successful planning applications, all parties have now come to agreement on the best way to tackle this tricky location, and the project is now expected to be on site in late spring 2012. The proposed solution, which cuts the building into the slope, serves not only to reduce the built up appearance of the building, but also to insulate it from extreme fl...