||||||||||||The building is split between archives (left) and offices (right)|The larger of the two volumes, a single-clad box, houses the archaeological exhibits, ancient documents, paintings, tithe maps and other journals of record|A slither of metal links the two buildings and adds interest to the overall structure|Shingle-cladding on the archive building|Aluminium louvres adjacent to the windows dampen road noise|In contrast to its other half, the office interiors are light and airy|Skylights in the three-storey atrium|Skylights in the three-storey atrium|The thermally isolated repository has perfect condition|The thermally isolated repository has perfect condition|The thermally isolated repository has perfect condition||
15 Mar 2013

Passivhaus building for council archives

Words by James McLachlan

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