Group 33
ECOTSWOLDS

We are collaborating with Ecospheric and Rural Solutions to contribute towards a live architectural project, an Arts & Crafts property in the Cotswolds, aiming for Passivhaus Premium Certification. We will be researching and using graphical methods to communicate innovative environmental technologies.

Samuel Andrew S / Holly M / Michael Thomas W

Meet Arundika Weerasekera

BSc Arch: SLIIT School of Architecture, Sri Lanka | Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Atelier: CPU

Experience: 1yr 3 months (1 yr at SW plus Architects, Sri Lanka, 3 months at Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Sri Lanka)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:52
Meet George Williams

BSc Arch: Sheffield Hallam University

Atelier: CIA

Experience: 2yrs (1 yr IBI Group, 1 yr 5plus architects)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:54
Meet Holly Millburn

BA Arch: University of Kent

Atelier: CPU

Experience: 4yrs (PDD Architects 1yr, Hyphen 1yr, Isabel Manns 1yr, ISS 1yr)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:54
Meet Kathleen Karveli

BSc Arch: Coventry University

Atelier: CIA

Experience: 2yrs (2 yrs IDP, 1 year Ophir Architecture)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:55
Meet Michael Walsh

BA (Hons) Arch: Manchester School of Architecture

Atelier: CPU

Experience: 2yrs (2 yrs IBI Group)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:56
Meet Sam Sayle

BA (Hons) Arch: Nottingham Trent University

Atelier: &rchitecture

Experience: 2yrs (1yr 5plus architects Manchester & 1yr 5plus architects London)
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:56
Come meet our Collaborators!

First up Ecospheric! Ecospheric focus on pioneering eco developments that save carbon and drive technological change. The built environment sees new measures being introduced as we slowly approach the 2050 pledge for zero net buildings. The firms director Kit Knowles and his team aim to create valuable case studies to progress the field of sustainable construction.

The Zetland Passive House located in Manchester was named the “greenest retrofit” in the UK, and through their continuous search and passion for innovative solutions and high standard projects they managed to achieve beyond Passive House standards. The new Arts and Crafts development set in the Cotswolds, which aims for Passivhaus Premium is an opportunity to set a precedent not only for Passive House standards but also future Paragraph 79 projects.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:54
Next up Rural Solutions!
Selby Stocks is a Senior Architect working for Rural Solutions, who together with Ecospheric are undertaking the design of ‘Little Rissington’, an Arts and Crafts Paragraph 79 new-build home in the Cotswolds. Rural Solutions are a specialist consultancy group, national leaders in designing exceptional new and replacement country homes that sit harmoniously within pastoral landscapes.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:55
ECOtswolds is an opportunity for students to be involved in a project that will push the boundaries of innovative technologies used in not just this Paragraph 79 project, but as society heads towards a net-zero carbon future. The research undertaken during this project will also have a positive impact on the communities that the client works with as the use of environmental technologies improves the quality of design and subsequently the value of the buildings. There is also an opportunity to educate and inspire through the research undertaken by ECOtswolds, by utilising graphical explanations of the various processes involved in an innovative design project.

It is our aim to make our mark on the future Paragraph 79 projects by setting a high standard for the use of innovative technologies in future proposals, with the goal of inspiring more clients to use innovative environmental technologies in their projects, engaging with the community and improving their local area in doing so.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 14:55
The ECOtswolds team will be focussing on the research and testing of innovative technologies in order to support our live client with their paragraph 79 project in the Cotswolds. The work will take on three main phases:

Research – We will aim to gather as much information as possible. This will allow us to develop a good understanding of what technologies already exist, whats in development and the potential for use within the project. Using the existing scheme and research as a baseline, we will be focusing on four key areas: Fabric specific tech, energy generation, energy storage and energy conservation.

Analysis – As part of the project, we will be looking at how you might test some of these ideas through simulated analysis. Utilising 3D modelling software such as Sketchup and Grasshopper for Rhino to obtain results. We will be running some small skills tutorials to bring the team up to speed.

Visuals – Once all the research has been collected, collated, and tested we will need to visualise the results and present them in a document. For this part of the project, we will be looking at using adobe suite packages and running more skills workshops to help team members to display the finished work.
Posted 2 Mar 2021 15:38