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Holistic House The blueprint of Ori House features the clean, chic and eco-friendly designs from Ekkis and Studio McLeod, utilising daylighting design from Cundall.


kkist and Studio McLeod have come

about attention to detail. It involves a holistic

architectural blueprint called The Ori

together striking, sculptural aesthetics, strong

together to create this collaborative House.

With health and wellbeing at the forefront of

design for Ekkist’s architecture, six core principles are essential for the design process including; light, air, water, biosphere, atmosphere and adaptability and longevity. These principles

are based on the Passivhaus principles (that

ensure good levels of insulation, solar and heat sources, airtightness and air quality) and the

WELL Building Standard, as well as designed with BREEAM in mind.

It presents a highly adaptable design that can

be created to suit a range of different sites with

options to extend and form bespoke alterations. Olga Turner, Director and Co-Founder of Ekkist

explained: “For us, architecture for wellbeing is


approach to the design process, bringing

environmental values and a focus on how

occupants will feel and interact within our

buildings. It is about designing for comfort,

beauty, resilience and, very importantly, our health and wellbeing.”

RIBA award winning architects Studio McLeod worked closely with Ekkist to form a design

encompassing daylighting into the heart of the project. Using guidance from WELL Building

Standard and the daylight strategy by Cundall, Ekkist aimed to incorporate positivity into the living environment, focusing on elements of improving the occupant’s circadian rhythm function.

It was important for the team to incorporate a large range of British-made products and use