Field of dreams image gallery

Designed in a traditional farmhouse cluster on a greenfield site amid the hedgerows of rural Cork, this new passive home by the River Sullane pays deep attention not only to energy efficiency but also to natural light, elegant design and preserving the ecology of its sensitive setting.

Chesire semi retrofit image gallery

Vet Chris Copeman was so meticulous about the deep retrofit of his home near the village of Frodsham that he decided to train as a passive house consultant and project manage the build himself.

International i29 image gallery

This issue features a certified passive house in South Island, New Zealand, and the Bagley Outdoor Classroom at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Social Skills image gallery

In the midst of a national housing crisis, this new development in Dún Laoghaire sets a hopeful and inspiring example.

Woodland wonder image gallery

Hiding in woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Fishleys passive house manages to be both strikingly contemporary yet deeply sensitive to its rural setting.

The deepest greenest retrofit image gallery

With obsessive attention to preserving and restoring the original fabric of these two Victorian townhouses, and a commitment to shunning petrochemicals and using only natural materials, could this be the most wildly ambitious and sustainable passive retrofit ever undertaken in the UK?

Passive mews fit for a physio image gallery

This beautifully designed passive house showcases some of the very best in contemporary urban architecture, responding thoughtfully to its historic surroundings while making ultra-intelligent use of space to create an airy, warm and light-filled home on a small mews site in South London.

Good mews story image gallery

An award-winning social housing development in South Dublin points to a sustainable way out of Ireland’s housing crisis.

Holy trinity image gallery

Situated in a stunning location in the west of Ireland, between Galway Bay and the limestone hills of the Burren, this project provided a complex challenge in three parts: deep retrofit an old cottage into a yoga studio, reinvigorate its original extension, and build a new barrel-roofed passive-grade extension — then make it all work together as one unified home and workspace.

International - Issue 28

This issue features the 28-storey Bolueta building in Bilbao, which is the tallest building in the world certified to the passive house standard, and a clothing factory in Sri Lanka that’s also the first passive house project in South Asia.
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