Client: John and Sue McCall
Location: Hayfield, Derbyshire
Consequently the building has a central glazed atrium which functions as the main entrance, circulation space and as a passive solar collector; this serves the parts of the building and acts as a hub around which all these functions revolve. In order to fit into the heritage environment, the building form and the natural materials used have been chosen to blend into the surroundings whilst the overall design is unashamedly modern. The building has been placed on the site in such a way as to make the most of the topography and orientation, so that the building maximises the environmental benefits of the site. Underfloor heating has been used throughout to give high quality comfort while providing low running costs and a reduced carbon footprint.