Carl Turner's unique house featured on Grand Designs.
15 Aug 2013
A house designed by Carl Turner (CT Architects), who is a visiting lecturer on the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts’ BA(Hons) Architecture course, appears on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme this evening.
Slip House, is a unique minimalist house in Brixton, South London occupying a gap in a terrace. It consists of three simple ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms, which break up the bulk of the building and give it a striking sculptural quality.
The top floor is clad in milky, translucent glass planks that continue past the roof to create a high level enclosure for a private roof terrace.
Designed sustainable principles, it features ‘energy piles’ which use a solar assisted ground source heat pump integrated into the pile foundations, solar panels, a green roof, rain water harvesting, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and under floor heating.
CT Architects describe it as “A prototype brown field development offering dense, flexible, urban living – the house is a vehicle for in-house research into sustainable design, seamlessly integrating the often conflicting aesthetic requirements of architecture and alternative low energy systems. We are working to develop this model for multiple developments and as affordable housing.”
Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud, said: “This is perhaps the purest, most crystalline building we have ever filmed.”
The programme airs at 9pm on Wednesday, 26 September.