Forest Lodge / PAD studio

first_img “COPY” Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Architects: PAD studio Area Area of this architecture project Forest Lodge / PAD studioSave this projectSaveForest Lodge / PAD studio Forest Lodge / PAD studio 2015 Projects Houses Save this picture!© Nigel Rigden+ 26 Sharecenter_img United Kingdom Photographs:  Nigel Rigden Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Havwoods, INTERNORM, Inwood Developments LimitedOther Participants:Eco Modular LivingCity:New Forest DistrictCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nigel RigdenRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Forest Lodge is a new home with a difference. This is a mobile dwelling built to comply with the Caravan Act 1968 which restricted both the construction and size of the dwelling.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenThe clients, who had been living in a static caravan for 15 years on their stunning five acre property in the New Forest National Park, approached local Award Winning practice PAD studio in 2009. A key requirement of their brief was to create a new, very low energy dwelling, flooded with light and with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape: Importantly, the new dwelling should not resemble or feel like a mobile home. PAD studio spent considerable time researching the mobile home market and familiarising themselves with the nuances of constraining legal requirements.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenPAD studio’s approach to design is deeply rooted in place and they spend time visiting the site at different times of the day to experience the light, views and surroundings. This particular site, located at the edge of a clearing in the heart of the New Forest is accessed from a long gravel track that slowly revealed views of the existing property. This journey through the landscape became a generating idea for the new home which continues the route, inviting nature into the home through carefully placed window openings. These large apertures focus and frame the stunning views, displaying them internally as if paintings on large canvases.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenApproaching from the East, the house is glimpsed and slowly revealed through mature trees. The trees verticality and the texture of their bark are echoed in a variety of timber treatments used on the homes cladding. Vertical panels of dark stained sweet chestnut provide a rhythm to counterpoint unstained horizontal chestnut cladding that wraps and unifies the whole. By utilizing a gradual level change across the site, the architects have allowed the northern end of the home to float above the landscape, resting and projecting dynamically over a limestone plinth. The western wall of the property is almost completely glazed affording a feeling of light and spaciousness and opens onto a large terrace and lawn beyond.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenInternally, the material pallet is restrained and natural with oak, limestone and white panelled walls. This deliberately muted array of materials provides a backdrop which is painted by the forest’s changing light and rendered by the colour of the landscape beyond the building. Architect designed locally crafted bespoke joinery, thoughtful details and connection with the landscape give this home a feeling of solidity, serenity and permanence; far removed from the client’s previous home.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenPAD studio has exceeded the client’s aspiration for a low energy house by designing this building to meet the rigorous Passivhaus standard. The home is essentially a self-sufficient dwelling with a 3.8kW Photovoltaic array on the roof to generate electricity and air source heat pump to provide hot water for an under floor heating system. A sewage treatment plant manages waste and rainwater is collected in an underground storage tank and used to water new landscaping surrounding the house that was also designed by PAD studio. It is difficult to imagine that this ‘mobile home’ was prefabricated, built away from site and craned into position in two separate pieces. Forest Lodge is an excellent example of what can be achieved through imagination, innovation and careful consideration.Save this picture!© Nigel RigdenProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid’s 2007 Serpentine Pavilion Re-Erected at Chatsworth HouseArchitecture NewsThailand’s Tallest Building, Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, Opens with Light ShowArchitecture News Share Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•New Forest District, United Kingdom CopyAbout this officePAD studioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew Forest DistrictUnited KingdomPublished on August 29, 2016Cite: “Forest Lodge / PAD studio” 29 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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News story: Kate Ellis confirmed as speaker for NIA Decom 2018 conference

first_imgTom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the NIA, said: I would encourage those with an interest in work across the NDA estate to register for Decom2018. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to speak at Decom 2018 as this is an exciting time for the nuclear industry, particularly the decommissioning sector. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts about the future of the NDA and the opportunities we have ahead of us. We are delighted that Kate Ellis is joining our impressive line-up of speakers at Decom2018 – the priorities of the NDA, and activity across the NDA estate, are vitally important for the UK’s civil nuclear supply chain so this will be an important and popular session at the Conference.center_img Kate joined the NDA in November 2017, taking responsibility for all of the organisation’s procurement, contract management and commercial activities associated with cleaning up the UK’s civil nuclear legacy.Decom 2018 – the NIA’s first dedicated nuclear decommissioning conference – will cover themes ranging from decommissioning and hazard reduction through to waste management, attracting industry delegates from around the globe.Kate said: Decom 2018 will take place on the 18-19 June 2018 at London’s iconic County Hall. Visit for more information.last_img read more

Investors welcome ‘opportunities’ in CMU consultation as MEPs raise concerns

first_imgAsset managers and insurers have applauded a green paper by the European Commission announcing details on the Capital Markets Union (CMU), amid concerns from some MEPs.Yesterday, the Commission began its consultation on creating a single capital market within the EU to “unlock liquidity” for European businesses and infrastructure, and shift reliance from banks to institutional investors.The commissioner for financial stability, Jonathan Hill, presented the proposals, arguing it was a “classic” single market project that would meet the approval of member states, including his native UK. The German Investment Fund Association (BVI), representing €2.4trn of assets, said the Commission’s plan created opportunities for investors. Thomas Richter, the BVI’s chief executive said: “This can improve the framework conditions for the macro-economic function of fund companies as intermediaries between capital offer and demand.”This was echoed by the BVI’s UK counterpart, The Investment Association (IA), where Richard Metcalfe, director of regulatory affairs, said the Commission should “complete” the EU single market with pan-European collective investments.“That may require imagination,” he said. “It certainly needs a consistent approach to investor protection, which does not currently operate to the same high standard for all investment products.”However, German Green MEP Sven Giegold, member of the Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) said Hill should use the opportunity to make financial markets compatible with EU-values.“A CMU with a one-sided and short-term focus on shareholder value is exactly what the EU doesn’t need,” he said.Giegold was reluctant to approve Hill’s position as Commissioner over his history as a banking lobbyist, describing his appointment as “provocative”.“The harmonisation of capital markets could function in Europe, if this is accompanied by the strengthening of the EU supervisory authorities. The EU capital market must not lag behind in the supervision of cross-border actors,” he added.He also said the Commission needs to move beyond a “tunnel vision” on the CMU and look at including the possibility for small and prudent banks to support SMEs.Fellow German MEPs Markus Ferber, deputy chairman of the ECON and Markus Pieper said Hill’s initiative should not simply import the “Anglo-Saxon model”.“In regions that are suffering from a dysfunctional bank lending market despite low interest rate policies, Hill’s proposals could be an addition to the existing toolkit,” they added.“In Germany, company loans, which constitutes the majority of SME financing, can and should not simply be replaced.”Hill said the occupational and personal pensions market would be key to moving towards market-based financing – but added prudential regulation within Solvency II could act as a barrier to attracting long-term financing.The UK’s insurers group, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), also welcomed the proposals.Director general Huw Evans said the organisation looked forward to engaging with the Commission given its members were well-placed to provide for long-term projects.Deputy director general of Insurance Europe, Olav Jones, added: “The consultation covers several key areas, a primary example being the prudential treatment of long-term investments.“Insurers are particularly hopeful that progress can be made to reduce barriers and disincentives to making long-term investments.”For more on the role of sustainable investment within the CMU, see IPE’s past coverage of the topiclast_img read more