Business Description

Architype is one of the leading passivhaus architects in the UK(sometimes known as Passive House), having introduced passivhauspractices into sustainable development and green building design over a decade ago. We are innovative green architects and our team includes some of the most experienced sustainable building designers in the world. Our offices in London and in Herefordshire demonstrate our ecological and passive building strategies, variously utilising cutting-edge, bespoke sustainable architecture and green office practices.

Oakmeadow Primary School, Wolverhampton

scope: Full architectural services

aims: New two form entry primary school designed to Passivhaus standard

measures: The school has a lightweight, super insulated timber frame to achieve Passivhaus airtightness, with a simplified load bearing stud wall, wrapped by an additional layer of insulation created by Larson trusses. The services strategy integrates full MVHR for winter operation, retaining natural passive ventilation for summer day ventilation and night cooling.

monitoring: The school is currently being monitored as part of Soft Landings programme.


Bushbury Hills Primary School, Wolverhampton

scope: Full architectural services

aims: New 1.5 form entry primary school designed to Passivhaus standard

measures: The school has a lightweight, super insulated timber frame to achieve Passivhaus airtightness, with a simplified load bearing stud wall, wrapped by an additional layer of insulation created by timber I-beams. The services strategy integrates full MVHR for winter operation, retaining natural passive ventilation for summer day ventilation and night cooling.

monitoring: The school is currently being monitored as part of Soft Landings programme.


Swillington Primary School, Leeds

scope: Full architectural services

aims: New one form entry primary school designed to Passivhaus standard

measures: The school has a lightweight, super insulated timber frame to achieve Passivhaus airtightness, with a simplified load bearing stud wall, wrapped by an additional layer of insulation created by timber I-beams. The services strategy integrates full MVHR for winter operation, retaining natural passive ventilation for summer day ventilation and night cooling.