The Old Water Tower
|Location: Chieveley, Newbury|
|Completion Status: Completed April 2015||Occupancy: Occupied May 2016|
|Architect: Gresford Architects||Consultant: WARM low energy building practice|
|Contractor: MBC Timber Frame||Client: Tom Gresford|
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The Old Water Tower has been built as a commercial proposition to show that a Passivhaus can be a crisply designed modern piece of architecture that eschews the clichéd “hair shirt” approach to sustainable living.
With its large windows and generous living spaces, the four bedroom family house is a comfortable, contemporary interpretation of the locally found historic timber framed buildings it draws inspiration from. Unusually for a Passivhaus it is orientated to the west to take advantage of beautiful views over open countryside, and its warm and characterful interior shows how bright and joyful life in a Passivhaus can be.
UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Presentation coming soon