The homes do not touch the ground and are placed delicately on gabion walls minimising distruption to the terrain. This approach protects the site, celebrates and retains a certain natural porosity to the existing landscape condition. It allows Anabatic and Katabatic winds to flow freely under the home and provides a place of refuge for domesticated animals and sheltered outdoor activities.
All houses are ultra-low energy homes. The energy concept of the homes adopts a Passivhaus – fabric first strategy, by providing a highly insulated envelope with absolute air tightness.
Our ambition is to create a Faroe islands region specific model of sustainability, based on the progressive and sustainable living concepts developed within the design.