20 Jun '14, 2pm

2014 UK #Passivhaus Awards shortlists Ayrshire Farmhouse by @PassivhausArch

2014 UK #Passivhaus Awards shortlists Ayrshire Farmhouse by @PassivhausArch

The aim of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014 is to promote and encourage drive and enthusiasm for the Passivhaus standard, by showing that Passivhaus buildings can showcase excellent architecture and design, and that UK teams can deliver cost savings and system innovations whilst still ensuring good occupant health and well-being. The project chosen for the shortlist of the awards is a new farmhouse in Ayrshire, Scotland. This is the first and currently, only Passivhaus certified building in Ayrshire. The home is comfortable, low maintenance, light filled and warm and takes advantage of the stunning views from the site, as well as minimising fuel bills. Kirsty Maguire, principal architect for the project, said, “This is the first Passivhaus in Ayrshire. It is inspired by the local traditional haysheds; balancing views, sunlight, and low maintenance, the design reflects the for...

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