Oak Tree House

A new-build house built to Passivhaus standards on a small site next to a magnificent Oak Tree.

The site is a highly constrained small plot of land next to the railway line in Walton-on-Thames. To the East a pleasant woodland occupies the railway embankment, this culminates with a protected Oak tree in the Eastern corner of the site.

In response to the challenging site conditions a compact rigorous plan layout has evolved. The resulting massing is formal and is expressed honestly and elegantly. The finesse of the scheme arrives from the careful detailing and materiality of the facades.

The acoustic constraints for high quality glazing and a Mechanical Ventilation system has allowed us to pursue a sustainable Passivhaus concept, despite the inevitable economic constraints of a self-build project such as this.

Value: undisclosed
Client: Proctor & Co Developments Ltd
Status: Planning
Location: Walton-on-Thames, Elmbridge

Digital image of a modern new-build house in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, to be built to Passivhaus standards designed by Proctor and Shaw Architects.
Digital image of a modern new-build house in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, to be built to Passivhaus standards designed by Proctor and Shaw Architects.
Digital image of a modern new-build house in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, to be built to Passivhaus standards designed by Proctor and Shaw Architects.
Digital 3D image of a modern new-build house in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, to be built to Passivhaus standards designed by Proctor and Shaw Architects.
Pre-Application Planning Sketches
Proposed Ground Floor Plan
Proposed First Floor Plan
Proposed Second Floor Plan
Proposed Section