Completed 2009, Private Developer.
188 Portland road is a new build eco-development of 3 houses built within a constrained land-locked residential site. The brief was to achieve typical Michaelis Boyd high quality residential spaces without the aesthetic compromise of eco-elements. Outwardly refined, the modernist white rendered buildings have large open plan living spaces, shared courtyard space and private decked roof terraces. Behind the scenes there are a host of concealed sustainability features: super insulated walls are filled with shredded newspaper, heating and hot water is provided by 12 geothermal bore holes 65m deep, photovoltaic cells generate electricity to power the heat pumps, car charging points and grey water recycling systems. A milestone in sustainable contemporary living.