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Gottfried Mews

Project Profile  Gottfried Mews, London, NW5 2HN

Project description – Construction of Modern Mews Dwelling on a site previously occupied by 6 No.Garages. 

The Mews was modelled on The Muse which also features as an ECM Project Profile.

Consultant – Justin Bere is a Director of Bere Architects. A firm who carry out Passivhaus work designed to provide sustainable, healthy, comfortable buildings that perform well and look beautiful. Justin is the author of ‘An introduction to Passive House’ published by the RIBA.

Budget  – Undisclosed.

Design Inspirations  – The concrete garages on the site were demolished to provide a site for a main house with adjacent flat.

Justin Bere uses or applies passivhaus house to his designs. 

This concept reduces the space heating demand and primary energy consumption for a building. 

It is therefore can be considered both as a robust energy performance specification and a holistic low energy design concept. 

In a passivhaus thermal comfort is achieved to the greatest practical extent through the use of passive measures the application of :-

  1. Good levels of ventilation and minimal thermal bridges
  2. Passiv solar gains and internal sources
  3. Excellent air tightness 
  4. Good indoor air quality provided by  mechanical whole house ventilation system
  5. The use of highly efficient heat recovery

Passivhaus standards impose an overall limit in the primary energy consumption which promotes energy efficiency in all areas. 

Justin produced the first certified passivhause building in London in 2010 and is now recognised as one of the most influential people in UK sustainability. 

Project Notes and Timescale – The building is occupied but works are ongoing.

Technological appraisal and Review –The building has impressive green credentials and materials have been used for its construction reflect the need for building to provide the optimal energy responses to its environment. 

Future Mews Projects – Justin is currently working both on this project and other Mews Projects.

Contact Details – Justin Bere, Bere Architects , 54A Newington Green, London, N16 9PX/ 73 Poets Road, London, N5 2SH  email:- info@bere.co.uk Telephone:- +44 (0) 207 241 1064