We are pleased to announce that 2 of our projects have just been shortlisted for this years Cornish Buildings Group Awards.
Waterhouse constructed by ADD Sustainable Construction – Photography by Chris Hewitt Photography
And Little Cutmadoc constructed by Perring Properties – Photography by Chris Hewitt Photography
The Cornish Buildings Group were established in 1969 with an aim to stimulate interest, appreciation and knowledge of good building in Cornwall, and to encourage the erection, protection, repair and recording of such buildings.
ARCO2 have been entering these awards since 2005 when they entered their very own designed and built office building ARCO2 House. Our most recent winner was Reflection in 2017, a stunning New Build whose success we hope to emulate at this year’s awards.
Below are some of the projects we have entered over the years which have brought us success:
ARCO2 House – Special commendation – environmental and technology category.
ARCO2 House was formerly a forestry building restored and converted into the home of ARCO2 Architecture Ltd. The building was designed to demonstrate to contractors, clients and the building industry that a sustainable intervention can be affordably implemented into an old structure.
Anchor Warehouse – Commendation
Anchor Warehouse is rich with local merchant history and was lain derelict. A quarter of a century and some vandalism later ARCO2 were brought in to help sympathetically restore and convert the old warehouse and historic Fox’s boatyard.
Zero Carbon House – Commendation
Zero Carbon House is a super insulated timber frame sustainable build which incorporated a number of energy efficient systems. ARCO2 designed this building to strongly relate to the surrounding woodland, visible timber in-the-ground post and beam structures reflect tree forms.
Edge O Cliff – Commendation
Edge O’ Cliff was originally a 3 bedroom wooden chalet built in the 1920’s. Perched on the coastal slopes with a small coastal path as the only access. ARCO2 took on this tough challenge and used innovation, determination and passion to create the residence you see today.
Restronguet Barton Barns – Commendation
Restronguet Barton Barns was the realisation of our client’s ambition to move back to the countryside, this C17 cottage and later C19 barns were converted into a versatile family home. Thought by many to be unconvertable, ARCO2 met the challenge of maintaining historical buildings whilst adding modern technologies and ensuring safety.
Reflection – Winner – New Build Category
Reflection’s journey started as a former derelict garden that was transformed into a beautiful, four bedroomed, sustainable coastal home. Overlooking Cornish waters, ARCO2 designed and built this property into the earth itself.