When it comes to building a 100% environmentally friendly home to raise a family, this Southeast of England abode is a beacon of sustainability.
Architect Catja de Haas, with the help of Architecture firm Takero Shimazaki, have created a stylish home called the Burwood, nestled within the picturesque English country landscape and is also 100% sustainable.
As the world becomes more and more conscious of sustainable living, new home developments are making sure sustainability and environmentally friendly aspects are central when planning to build a new home.
When designing the Burwood, de Hass had the aim of creating a home that was visually jaw-dropping while completely sustainable.
The home’s exterior is made using locally sourced, natural oak cladding, it features an air source which heats the home, natural ventilation openings, and windows that help to regulate solar energy absorbed by the home.
On the ground floor the furniture is built-in, in the form of pull-out storage boxes and seating, in addition to a fully fitted, kitchen and dining area, as well as two double-bedrooms.
The second floor houses a further two bedrooms, as well as a second living room that floats above the downstairs kitchen, and can even double as a fifth bedroom if needed.
The roof also features a grass roof, which helps to insulate the home.