64 low energy homes and an Energy Centre at Osbaldwick form the first phase of Derwenthorpe. The architecture builds on the legacy of Joseph Rowntree’s model village at New Earswick, planned by Unwin and Parker over a century ago. Large pitched roofs, painted brickwork and dormer windows create a distinctive sense of place.
The houses are light and well proportioned with generous flexible rooms and high ceilings imparting a sense of light and space. Living rooms are dual aspect with ample daylight and cross-ventilation all year.
Achievements: RIBA National Award 2017, RIBA Yorkshire Sustainability Award 2017, RIBA Yorkshire Award 2017, RTPI Planning Excellence Award 2014, Civic Trust Award 2014, Building for Life Award 2014, Housing Design Awards 2013, York Design Awards 2013, British Homes Awards 2012
Client: Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Status: Completed March 2016