2008: York, New Earswick
Winners of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation competition for new suburban housing, ‘Fit for the 21st Century’.
The design refers to the adjoining Arts & Crafts style Folk House and its Garden Village setting. The deep tiled roof, recessed roof balconies, rendered facades and timber facings are a polite compliment to this leafy village. Behind this façade a generous contemporary building uses modern technologies including a ground source heat pump to achieves Eco-Homes ‘Excellent’ plus environmental performance (equivalent to Code 4).
Lord Best, Chairman of Joseph Rowntree Trust described this as an “Unmistakeably contemporary highly sustainable building in a sensitive historic area”.