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Stepped Wildflower Roofs Top the Innovative Church Walk Housing Block in London

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 10, 2012 @ 11:23 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Green Roof | No Comments

David Mikail, Annalie Riches, London, Ziggurat, Church Walk, urban density, urban design, wildflower roof, green roof, stepped roof housing, BRE guide to natural light, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, UK

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 [1] 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 [2] 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 [3], 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!

+ David Mikail [4]

+ Annalie Riches [5]

Via Dezeen [6]

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[1] Ziggurat-like: http://inhabitat.com/ziggurat-dubai-carbon-neutral-pyramid-will-house-1-million/

[2] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[3] LED lighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-lights/

[4] + David Mikail: http://www.davidmikhail.com/projects.php/Church-Walk-39/

[5] + Annalie Riches: http://www.rhmarchitects.com

[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/12/09/church-walk-by-david-mikhail-and-annalie-riches/

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