Project Tag: <span>Sustainability</span>

RRA Architects > Sustainability

Feasibility Study Herefordshire Golf Club

November 29, 2020 / By admin

RRA’s scheme sought to reuse the existing structure to minimise unnecessary costs, whilst reconfiguring the space to provide a multi-use venue. These days Golf Clubs find it hard to be financially viable when relying on golfers alone. Therefore, the business needs to attract other regular customers such as diners, walkers and cyclists. In addition, the […]

Vespers

March 3, 2020 / By admin

Contemporary new build home in Cheltenham. Built using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for fast, energy-efficient construction on a plot with restricted access. Whilst the design is sustainable and low maintenance, it still manages to sparkle with wow factor.

The Close

November 19, 2018 / By admin

Originally purchased by Freeman Homes, The Close. The Close had extant planning permission that was felt did not make the most of the outstanding natural surroundings. Following on closely from our recently completed ‘What House?’ design award winning scheme in Ross on Wye, ‘The Close’ utilises the successful housing type developed for the Ross scheme […]

Dunkertons Cider

October 17, 2018 / By admin

Dowdeswell Park – The Vision: In Spring 2016 Julian Dunkerton purchased a 210 acre site, beside the picturesque Dowdeswell Reservoir, previously known as ‘The Barlands’. RRA Architects has been commissioned to design a scheme to develop the area into a destination spot combining outdoor activities for visitors of all ages with the opportunity to connect […]

Canwood Farm Gallery, Hereford

May 24, 2018 / By admin

The project involved the careful consideration of details to ensure a minimal backdrop for the works of art that are to be permanently housed within and on the walls of the building. Given the constraints of the existing building, the end result is a minimal aesthetic ensuring the building is a backdrop to the enjoyment [...]

Kingsdowne

May 24, 2018 / By admin

We embraced these design constraints to an innovate a luxury subterranean home for our client. The design is a two-storey L-shaped courtyard house, over two levels – the lower level being a subterranean excavation to maximise the value of the site; the upper level is a courtyard and living space behind the garden and mural [...]

All Saints’ Church

May 24, 2018 / By admin

This was achieved through: sensitive insertion of flexible and adaptable spaces, the introduction of a café / restaurant to populate the space, and the creation of a mezzanine floor within the south aisle. This allows the nave to remain a free and open space allowing for liturgical and / or secular uses. The interventions are [...]

The Watershed

May 24, 2018 / By admin

Many of the original building materials have been re-used, which would otherwise have become rubble. The aim of the construction, to minimise pollution through use of appropriate material selection, sourcing materials locally and ensuring reliance on traditional building construction using lime. The ground floor is raked to allow the flood water to be easily drained [...]

Greyfriars ‘Green’ Housing

May 24, 2018 / By admin

RRA is inspired by great buildings and great cities, we are extremely lucky to have both at Greyfriars Gate, a speculative 52 dwelling apartment development project that pushed the boundaries of ‘green’ urban living. This housing project is a fitting landmark for the city of Hereford, as the balances a concrete mass of the 1950’s […]

Grand Designs – Hillcot Barn

May 24, 2018 / By admin

The design celebrates stone structure, shelter and daylight, using the high vantage point to great effect. RRA’s conservation skills were used to great effect, to facilitate stone repair, using Cintec Anchors to shore up cracked walls and of lime repointing within the historic structure. To meet the client’s budget constraint off site manufacture was adopted, [...]