26 Feb '15, 11pm

A bristly #Passivhaus adorned in thatch. @adaptcbe @ArchitypeUK

The thatch facade is a contemporary response to traditional thatching. A vast thatch roof and cladding dramatically extends across each face of the building. Thatch is a carbon-negative material that sequesters CO2 employing easily sourced and rapidly renewable crops alongside simplified processing and close proximity to the site. The reed roof is sourced from Woodbastwick on the edge of the Norfolk Broads and Saxmundham’s RSPB Dingle Marshes, Suffolk, and is expected to last for the next 70-100 years. As the first technique of its kind, Architype, Morgan Sindall and the thatchers worked together to develop a 1.2m x 1.3m slide-in pre-fab, spruce plywood cassette design to house the panels of thatch which lock together on a seamless split-baton system. Each cassette weighs 40kg, providing the ultimate robust low-embodied carbon rain screen. The thatch will weather to a rich...

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