BWF involvement in 2013 RIBA award winning London Project.
The insulated pre-engineered panels were provided by offsite building solutions company, Building With Frames. Nestled amongst Brixton's traditional Victorian terraces is Slip House, distinctive and innovative, the home has become somewhat of a landmark in the borough. An urban sanctuary in busy South London, the prototype low energy home was designed in-house by Carl Turner Architects and has picked up several awards and was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Slip House is flexible and can be used as a single home, studio workspace and apartment, or two apartments.
Designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, Slip House features ‘energy piles’ which use a solar assisted ground source heat pump integrated into the pile foundations, PVs, a green roof, rain water harvesting, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and underfloor heating.
The RIBA jury referred to Slip House as ‘elegant and confident’ whilst demonstrating an ‘admirable commitment to the creation of an exemplar low energy house, with a suite of sustainable enhancements that are integrated effectively into the building design’.