Our team of Eco Architects, based in Bedford, were appointed to design a set of Eco Huts as well as managing the restoration of St Mary’s Old Church in conjunction with the Clophill Heritage Trust, Central Bedfordshire Council and the National Lottery UK.
Situated in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside, just metres from the c. 1350 St Mary’s Church; these huts provide overnight accommodation for walkers and visitors, looking for a sustainable stop over. The eco-lodges are simple larch timber clad pods with low roofs to blend into the landscape as to not detract from the church opposite. The low nature of the buildings allows the canopies of the trees to stay visually uninterrupted while the timber cladding will aid in blending the buildings into the natural landscape which surrounds the site.
Large frameless glazed panels have been used on each of the lodges which provide magnificent views and high levels of natural light, a signature of Eco architecture in the UK.
One of the units is also designed to accommodate wheelchairs; allowing disabled users to stay in the lodges. The site is also services free, with its own borehole water, solar panels and reed bed sewage system providing a completely off-grid sustainable solution.
To find out more about Eco Architecture in London, and across the UK, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak to one of our architects about how we can help you. If you’re interested in enhancing your surroundings in a beautiful and sustainable way, on a more residential level, check out our paragraph 79 architecture.
Photography credit: Barry Halton & Katie Wilson