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RIBA Architects practice specialising in the design and construction of low energy, low impact buildings. Passivaus and Carbonlite Retrofit qualified designers

ARCO2 House

PL31 2RX
United Kingdom

Reflection’s journey started as a former derelict garden that was transformed into a beautiful, sustainable coastal home.

Edge O Cliff

The original house at Edge O’ Cliff was constructed in the 1920’s as a 3 bedroom wooden chalet perched on the coastal slopes. By today’s standards it was wasteful of energy, uncomfortable and poorly arranged with a small coastal path as the only access. ARCO2 took on this tough challenge and used innovation and determination to design an also modest 3 bedroom home replacing the original structure.


ARCO2 were employed by our clients to design a replacement dwelling located near Wadebridge/Rock in Cornwall. The brief was to provide a site-specific and bespoke design tailored to the clients needs without compromising on energy efficiency. The structure was built using a super-insulated (carbon neutral) timber frame construction insulated with blown recycled newspaper, allowing for enhanced levels of thermal insulation over and above Part L requirements. The construction was made as airtight as possible by using a combination of intelligent Pro-clima air tightness tapes and membranes as well as certified airtight internal sheathing board Pro-Passive OSB3.

Ian Armstrong
Nathan Davis