SHEFFIELD, BOTANICAL GARDENS
PRIVATE HOUSE BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY
The scheme consists of a 2 storey botanical conservatory extension to the rear of an existing dwelling.
Materially, the extension is constructed from a solid brick element which abuts the existing house and provides access from the kitchen out onto a balcony and double height space.
Carbon reducing measures were introduced, including a solar thermal hot water system and photovoltaic cells to the existing roof. The flat roof portion of the scheme also has an extensive green roof, which allows for further carbon reduction. Rainwater harvesting was integrated into the design, providing water for plants and supplying the newly created pond.
Materials and fittings on the scheme were kept to a minimum and were specified as recyclable where this could be achieved.