• Affordable eco-friendly houses by FKDA Architects

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    FKDA Architects, a Manchester firm, have just finished a micro home project called ‘Shed for Living’. This project is in response to the current climate and a need for affordable and easily deliverable houses. Along with a compact and efficient layout, FKDA Architects have integrated a renewable energy system, for the shed to achieve a zero carbon status. They have also provided a double bed deck with ample storage, directly above the kitchen and shower room. The design of the inner ‘sleeve’ is such that, it incorporates cutouts of furniture and fittings for maximum storage. This inner lining contributes really well for the buildings thermal performance.

    The timber framed walls (FSC Certified), floor and roof have been insulated using cellulose fibre (extracted from 100% recycled newspapers). All the windows are double glazed. The shed has an option to use underfloor electric heating or a real wood burning fireplace.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on June 16, 2009