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Crossway demonstrates designing a #Passivhaus need not inhibit an architect's creative expression

Location: Staplehurst, Kent Completion Status: Completed February 2009 Occupancy: Occupied since February 2009 Architect: Richard Hawkes Consultant: Scott Wilson & Cambridge University; Newform Energy; Ian Theoboldt; Mark Saich Contractor: Ecolibrium Solutions Client: Mr & Mrs Hawkes Share this project: Crossway demonstrates beyond any doubt that designing aPassivhaus need not inhibit an architect's creative expression. “The efficient parabolic form and its scary thinness stick two fingers up at the laws of theUniverse and suggest that big heavy things like buildings can float. It's one of the greatillusions of architecture, pulled off here with utter bravado” Kevin McCloud – Grand Designs Externally Crossway is finished in a palette of local clay and timber. Theselocal natural materials instil this iconic structure with a strong Sense of Place.The arch supports a native w...

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