One Meeting House Lane
|Location: Acomb, York|
|Completion Status: Completed October 2015||Occupancy: Occupied since November 2015|
|Architect: Anne Thorne Architects||Consultant: PH consultant: Junko Suetake, Services: Alan Clarke, Certifier: WARM low energy building practice|
|Contractor: Croft Farm Construction||Client: Jenny Brierley|
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A textured L shaped brick house which just fits between the Quaker Meeting House and a 19th Century terrace, is our modest intervention in a courtyard within the York conservation area at Acomb. Wide masonry cavity construction was informed by construction advice from Green Building Store, based on previous GBS projects.
The house sits at the back of the site and looks west onto a pergola covered courtyard garden for people, flowers, vegetables and bikes. A small orchard to the north is a meditative space between house and Meeting house.
Planning constraints required a creative approach to overlooking, and corbelled brick reveals line the few openings on the northern side, while roof windows light the south facing first floor rooms and stair. Locally made bricks are laid in an unusual quarter bond’ Architect Fran Bradshaw for ATA
"In my mind's eye, I saw a house that was simple and beautiful, plain but not austere, low energy and low tech, built with sustainable materials wherever affordable, with high ceilings and flooded with light from every direction. Thanks to the project team I now have a home that is all this and much more" Jenny Brierley, Client.
UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Presentation coming soon