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