Building a carbon neutral house harnessing the latest in green technology was the main objective aimed by Paul Archer Design, who developed Green Orchard, a 200 sqm residence in South Gloucestershire, UK. The project is neighbored by the Severn Estuary and is set withing landscaped gardens. A seamless indoor-outdoor connection was achieved with the help of four glass-pierced elevations taking advantage of the surrounding views.

Environmentally-conscious features make this place stand out: “The exterior is clad in an intelligent skin of bespoke full-height panels, which are electronically motorized to slide open fully. The panels are highly insulated and allow the occupants to control and vary the thermal performance of the house depending on the time of the day and year. An aluminum coating reflects the surrounding gardens ensuring that the house recedes into its setting“. How would you personally comment on the overall design of this project?