Max Fordham worked with Richard Murphy Architects to design Richard's own home in the UNESCO listed New Town in Edinburgh.
This five level, 4 bedroom house was awarded the 2016 RIBA House of the Year, the most prestigious residential architecture award in the UK.
We were appointed to provide sustainability and energy efficiency advice for the project. The design includes a host of innovative environmental features, including a rock store designed to store thermal energy captured in the roof sunspace from the sun to be used in the evening. The house was designed to a very high standard of energy efficiency, with performance being a 50% improvement on building regulations requirements.
One of the House of the Year judges, Philip Thorn, commented that he '...loved the long list of environmentally friendly touches.'