Squire House shortlisted for Riba Nw Award
Squire House, designed by Harrison Pitt Architects, is one of 16 schemes in the North-West which have been shortlisted for a 2013 RIBA Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The RIBA North-West Awards recognise good, innovative architecture within the region. The shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners of an RIBA North-West Award announced on the evening of Wednesday 12th June 2013. Regional winners will then be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award which will be announced on the same evening.
Squire House is a low-energy contemporary 6 bedroomed house in the Forest of Bowland AONB. The house is constructed from hybrid timber frame containing a conventional panel system and a stunning oak frame) and is clad in cedar. Energy efficiency measures involve a zero-carbon heating system, highly insulated building fabric (including walls and windows), solar panels and a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery.
Other green features include the recyclability of the building, with a high percentage of the building components being recyclable.