The design strategy for Zero Carbon House in Nan Clarks Lane, North London is to create an environmentally responsible building that responds to its location and enhances the site therefore to create an earth sheltered building, which is set into the existing slope on the site. The building is arranged in three zones and the adult areas and children’s area are connected by the living spaces. Spaces connect directly to the garden making the most of the views and sunlight.
As the children’s area is only used intermittently this area is located at the end of the sequence of spaces so that the living and adult zones can be used as a cohesive whole. There was also a requirement to provide areas that allow the buildings occupants to be immersed on all sides by the site. Coupdeville have therefore integrated spaces where a 360 degree view of the site can be enjoyed.