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Stepped Wildflower Roofs Top the Innovative Church Walk Housing Block in London
Constructed mostly with prefabricated cross laminate timber and Douglas Fir skirting, the Church Walk housing block sits on a brick base set in lime mortar. North-facing windows combined with the Ziggurat-like stepped roofs and skylights are designed to maximize natural light despite the compact arrangement, and each family has access to either a planted terrace or a wildflower green roof that mitigates rainwater runoff and protects urban biodiversity.
Clad on top with Siberian larch, each home is equipped with whole house ventilation and heat recovery, along with LED lighting, low temperature underfloor heating, triple glazing and superior air tightness – all of which address the need to curtail energy consumption. Every unit has its own entrance, and the designers have moved into one of them!
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