Leeds and London-based ArkleBoyce Achitects has revealed plans for a low-carbon development in Calderdale, which the practice claims shows ‘eco doesn’t have to be ugly’
The 10-home project is the first for emerging developer Purehaus and is being billed as a sustainable and ‘attractive alternative to the standard residential designs of the volume housebuilders’.
The scheme, which aims to ‘create a community of like-minded families with character and a sense of place’, is earmarked for a site in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire.
Practice partner Graham Boyce said: ‘The designs attempt to show that eco doesn’t have to be ugly and compromise with that particular “eco-style code”, which can leave a bad taste in the mouth.
’The client is a pair of engaging property developers who are advocates of architecture and design and who are willing to demonstrate the value that design can offer. Their brand, Purehaus, is a refreshing approach to homes with low-carbon footprints and responsibly sourced materials, creating a healthy and considered family home.’
A future time scale for the scheme is not yet known.
Location Hipperholme, Calderdale, West Yorkshire
Type of project Residential eco-homes
Architect ArkleBoyce Achitects
Structural engineer Topping Engineers
Gross internal floor area circa 185m² each
Total cost TBC