The North of London has always been famous for its duplex buildings. One particular duplex that we have in mind is the Bliss House located in North London, at 25 Hurst Avenue-and like the name indicates, it’s made out of two private residences each of them including studios in the backyard and having about 4,000 sq feet.
The Bliss House is a very interesting projected created by Bliss Spaces and it was assembled in just 6 days by 6 men. The efficiency was mainly due to the fact that the materials were already prefabricated. The houses are made of a rather new type of material called Kebony- it’s an eco friendly wood.
The designers decided to use Kebony for the facades, the outdoor decking and garden furnishings (the garden gates the bin stores and the post box)The appliances, lighting and design were made especially not to waste energy or impact the environment.
The developers from Bliss Spaces thought about everything. They didn’t want to disturb the neighboring area so they used prefabricated materials thus making the assemblance of the duplex possible in just 6 days by 6 men. The foundation is made out of concrete and each residence is three stories high and like we previously mentioned it’s 4.000 sq feet.
The future owners will also have 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. The duplex has a modern touch when it comes to the structure of the house and the interior. The floor plans are large and the architecture reminds us of the simple, contemporary style specific to North London.
The novelty is the eco friendly wood called Kebony that was used in this project. It’s the main attraction because it lasts longer than other types of wood that can be found in today’s architectural designs. Wood burning stoves were picked for the living room and each residence has floor heating and a heat recovery system, led lighting and double glazed windows.
Some types of wood such as pine, beech and maple are treated with Kebony to make the wood harder, more resistant and durable using liquids from biowaste material. This process is also known as Kebonization. Kebony doesn’t produce so many CO2 emissions (just 10% of the Brazilian clear fell co2 emissions) this is why it has a lower carbon footprint making the outdoor cladding last longer.