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Mole Architects

Mole Architects

Cambridge, Cambs

Mole Architects - Cavendish Avenue

Mole Architects

This light-filled passive solar house uses minimal energy, using innovative construction methods to harness the heat of the sun. Designed for a family of four, the house is a re-interpretation of the suburban villa house.

 David Butler

David Butler 

 David Butler

David Butler 

 David Butler

David Butler 

Cavendish Avenue  David Butler

Cavendish Avenue David Butler 

 David Butler

David Butler 

The building is constructed entirely from a frame of solid cross-laminated timber panels, supported by glu-laminated beams and columns. The solid timber construction enables solid floors to act as a thermal heatsink, minimising the need for additional heating.
The front, north elevation has fewer windows and is clad in a semi-reflective patterned glass rainscreen, whilst the rear elevation has large openings to the sun and the garden, with external sunshades over the outside terrace. A ground-source heat pump provides hot water and the minimal heating required. The building uses less than the target of 15 kWh/sqm for space heating – equivalent to German Passivhaus standards.