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Carl Turner’s London Slip House Showcases Seductively Sustainable Design

Posted By Beth Buczynski On October 1, 2012 @ 12:20 pm In Architecture,Gallery,Green Building | No Comments

Carl Turner Architects, London, Slip House, Victorian row house, sustainable design, solar energy, rainwater harvesting, glass, transparency, daylight

Positioned delicately among a row of traditional Victorian houses, Turner’s “Slip House [1]” is both understated and bold. The first thing one notices about the three-story residence is its staggered upper floors that cantilever towards the street. “We set out with a simple sculptural form of three cantilevered, or slipped, boxes,” Turner told Dezeen [2]. “The upper box houses our living space, the middle box houses sleeping and bathing, and the ground box is given over to a multi-purpose space, currently housing our studio.”

The Slip House is built in the garden of a derelict house. In addition to the front gate and lower floors, the translucent glass panels extend up to form a barrier around the rooftop terrace and a set of photovoltaic solar panels [3] that generate electricity. The house also features a wildflower roof above the ground floor, a rain water harvesting system and  ‘energy piles’ that use a solar-assisted ground source heat pump integrated into the pile foundations.

Turner hopes that the Slip House can serve as a design incubator, a prototype of the way brownfield [4] development can provide solutions for dense, flexible, urban living.

+Carl Turner Architects [5]

via Dezeen [2]

All photographs by Tim Crocker [6]

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[1] Slip House: http://www.ct-architects.co.uk/projects/slip-house/

[2] Turner told Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/09/27/slip-house-by-carl-turner-architects/

[3] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-panels/

[4] brownfield: http://inhabitat.com/tag/brownfield/

[5] +Carl Turner Architects: http://www.ct-architects.co.uk/

[6] Tim Crocker: http://www.timcrocker.co.uk/

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