The Caretaker's House, Hooke Park

BuroHappold has supported the Architectural Association Design and Make students and the Invisible Studio in the realisation of the new Caretaker's House in Dorset, UK. This exemplar timber framed building is supported on driven steel mini piles; the only non-timber elements of the structure. A green Douglas Fir frame supports a building envelope that is insulated to Passivhaus standards, with Passivhaus airtightness.

Key facts

  • Designed to Passivhaus standards
  • Green Douglas Fir used for structural frame

The Project Details

BuroHappold services: Ground engineering, structural engineering, sustainability (code for sustainable homes assessment)