The Pavilion Eco House, Blackheath

Winner of the Evening Standard New Homes Eco + Living Award in 2015 and also voted The UK’s Top Eco Home in The Guardian online 2014. This design is for a cutting edge eco house in the grounds of Grade 2* listed building The Pagoda, built by William Chambers. The project has involved an expert team of consultants to ensure that the proposal has minimum impact on the existing conservation area and the setting of the listed building.

Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult SiteThe Pavilion is located adjacent to Grade II* listed building The Pagoda, designed by William Chambers. With a brief to make the most energy efficient and contemporary house on a site that is overshadowed for half the day by large trees with root protection zones on all sides this project was a challenge from the start, in every way. This is a manifesto project for E2 that proves sustainability can be sexy! This low-carbon contemporary home includes sustainable features such as passive solar design, earth sheltered lower ground, green roofs, and a natural swimming pool and has achieved Level 5 on the Code for Sustainable Homes.Download-Button
Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site      Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site   Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property    Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property   Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site

Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property
Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property
Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property
Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property
Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site
Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site
Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site

Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property

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Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site    Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property    Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property

Caroline Cooper - The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, SE3. Photographed for ES Homes & Property
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The project has involved an expert team of consultants to ensure that the proposal gained permission and has minimum impact on the existing conservation area and the setting of the listed building. The application won the support of English Heritage, The Georgian Group and the local amenity group The Blackheath Society, before being granted at appeal.

Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site

The design places the house at the centre of the site creating different garden areas which relate to the interior. The architecture is revealed to the visitor as they move around and through the building. The interiors are flooded with natural light and views into the gardens.

Pavlilion, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eco House, Zero Carbon, code for sustainable homes, Contemporary Architecture, New Build, Planning Constraints, Site Constraints, Difficult Site Every detail in the construction was analysed for its thermal performance and aesthetic quality. This gives the design maximum impact at the same time as maximum efficiency – high performance architecture.

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