Ekkist Blueprint
Ori House

OVERVIEW

Ori House is designed to benefit your health and wellbeing, from the way it is lit, to the way in which it is constructed and the materials specified throughout, it ensures only the purest, non-toxic materials are used in the construction of your home.

Enabling you to breathe the freshest air and drink the cleanest water, it showcases the latest in wellbeing technology, based on the innovative new WELL Building Standard ™ (read more about this here).

It features four en suite double bedrooms, flexible open plan living space and options for extensions and alterations, tailored to your requirements.

 

Figs 01–05: Ori House, Larch cladding on Hempcrete
Rammed Earth, Ekkist & Studio McLeod, 2017.
Visualisations: Studio McLeod and Lucid Environments

01: REAR ELEVATION

02: FRONT ELEVATION

03: TERRACE

04: KITCHEN

05: LIVING ROOM

FLOORPLANS

LIGHT

AIR

WATER

BIOSPHERE

ATMOSPHERE

ADAPTABILITY & LONGEVITY

a

Daylight first approach to lighting: limiting the need for artificial lighting and benefitting healthy body rhythms.

b

Corner windows to optimise light and views and ensure there are no single aspect north facing rooms.

c

High ceilings increase light levels and sense of openness (3m on the Ground Floor and 2.7m on the First Floor).

d

The rear façade is designed to be South facing to maximise solar gain and allow for Passivhaus design, significantly reducing heating costs.

e

Lighting fixtures are on tracks, allowing occupants to select where lighting is focussed. These can be upgraded to a circadian lighting system to help with regulating your daily body clock.

a

Two entry doors are advised in the WELL Building Standard™ – they help with heat loss and reducing pollution and contaminants entering the home.

b

Shoes and coats can be taken off before entering the home, reducing dirt and pollutants. A lift could be installed here if required.

c

Air filtration system to purify indoor air: removing stale old air and replacing with filtered fresh air without heat loss.

d

Breathable clay plaster walls regulate moisture and save over 1 tonne of CO2 in Ori House compared with typical gypsum plaster and paint options.

e

Utility and cleaning areas are directly ventilated outdoors to reduce presence of cleaning chemicals and moisture in habitable rooms. Drying spaces are enclosed and ventilated, preventing moisture build up in habitable rooms.

a

Water filtration filters out pollutants and ensures the purest water is delivered to each tap.

b

Each bedroom is en-suite for optimal occupant comfort.

a

Indoor planters with air purifying plants to improve indoor air quality, as researched by NASA.

b

Connections with the outdoors are optimised with window seats and sheltered external entertaining spaces.

c

Natural, locally sourced materials are used throughout, acknowledging the building’s role in environmental sustainability

d

Cladding is designed to be compatible with green wall installation (on request) to contribute to local biodiversity and seamlessly blend the home with the landscape.

a

Double height spaces create a sense of atmosphere and drama in the building.

b

Natural materials and colour palettes create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with research links to well-being benefits from materials such as wood.

a

A lift could be installed here if required.

b

A ground floor annexe has its own exterior access and can be used as a bedroom, home office, a semi-independent solution for an elderly relative or child, or rented out for additional income.

c

Triple panel folding acoustic screens can be used to create one one plan space or a separate kitchen, dining and living room (the last panel is used as a door) allowing optimum flexibility without structural alterations.

d

Minimum storage space of 1.5m per occupant to reduce visual clutter and associated stress.

e

Plug sockets are built into skirting allowing changes to be made with minimal disruption to the building fabric and to occupants.

f

Extensions and alterations are designed in: minimising material waste, disruption and demolition, and prolonging the building’s lifespan and versatility.

EXTENSIONS & ALTERATIONS

Ori House has been designed for flexibility, empowering you to adapt your home around your needs.

Side extensions are optional extras
Second floor (l) and roof plans (r)
  • Locations for extensions were considered from the design concept stage, allowing for easy expansion by converting existing window voids into doorways.
  • Side wings can be added with minimal disturbance and reconfiguration, housing additional internal space or parking
  • The generous attic height facilitates ease of conversion – with potential for adding 3-4 additional bedrooms

 

Figs 06–09: Ori House, Larch cladding on Hempcrete
Rammed Earth, Ekkist & Studio McLeod, 2017.
Visualisations: Studio McLeod and Lucid Environments

06: Ori House Form (with extensions)

07: Ori House Form (without extensions)

08: Front Elevation Sketch

09: Rear Elevation Sketch


Natural materials have been specified throughout the building which do not release harmful chemicals or toxic elements and impact indoor air quality.

CORE MATERIALS PALETTE

A
BRITISH CLAY PLASTER
(WALLS)

B
BRITISH DOUGLAS FIR
(FLOORING)

C
BRITISH OAK
(STRUCTURE, JOINERY)

D
BRITISH STONE
(WORKTOPS, BATHROOMS, SPLASHBACKS)

Ori House Blueprint £12,000 plus VAT*
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House and associated technical support

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360° Interior CGI