Askew Cavanna Architects are committed to creating environments that result in a positive impact on people’s lives and the world we live in. We have built a reputation for a deep understanding of sustainability, meaningful collaborations and creative thinking. We bring environmental design strategies into all aspects of our work – from being a green office to carrying out green projects. We work for housing providers, developers, community groups and charities, practicing an architecture of ‘appropriateness’ based on an understanding of the needs of the Client grown from building personal face-to-face relationships. We listen and respond in a reflective way. Schemes are developed through discussion and exploration of ideas to maximise possibilities and unlock potential. we aim to add delight to each project.
Askew Cavanna Architects secured Permitted Development for conversion of existing distribution buildings into residential, and then went on to exchange this for a new planning approval for two new ecohomes in a countryside setting.
The first of these was completed as a self building project, where we provided a bespoke service to assist the client through to completion of the dwelling. Construction is timber frame, super insulated with passivhaus levels of airtightness. The building features integrated solar PV, Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery, along with Air Source Heat Pump.