Screened Balconies for Passivhaus Social Housing
Emmett Russell Architects has created Passivhaus-standard social housing on several infill sites on the Northern fringes of Bristol. The projects address the demand for smaller housing units.
The key architectural challenge was to make efficient use of tight site limitations without overlooking neighbouring properties. The metal screened balconies allow light into the first floor flats whilst minimising views into adjacent gardens. The balcony screens step down at the sides to open up and allow longer oblique views. DeltaWing-70 was chosen to fulfil this requirement. The louvred panels were inverted to provide a privacy screen which combined the maximum screening effect in a downwards direction with minimum restriction of natural daylight.