Designed for a very small urban brownfield site, this micro dwelling has only one bedroom but makes use of large format glazing and cathedral ceilings to feel like a Tardis. In order to provide amenity space, the open plan kitchen/lounge opens out through folding sliding doors to a courtyard garden. This garden remains private by way of a high quality facing brickwork wall which curves around the property, defining its boundary.
The risk with expansive glazing can be spaces which overheat. In order to prevent this, we suggested the installation of Brise-Soleil solar shading which would protect the dwelling from high angle summer sun. With shades of this design, beneficial low angle winter sun still penetrates into the dwelling providing solar gain and reducing winter heating demand.