COMPACT FORM

Procter-Rihl architects specialise in retrofitting old residential, new built residential, and urban realm projects. We strive to be climate and culture responsive by engaging with history, context and locality while producing creative award-winning architecture.

 

Procter-Rihl believe that environmental design principles must be the starting point of all construction. We have expertise in designing projects with low operational carbon emissions using passive principles such as insulation and orientation to reduce maintenance costs while improving comfort for occupants. We strive to work in partnership with clients to address the more difficult embodied carbon of construction through efficient design, more timber, and use of Modern Methods of Construction such as offsite fabrication to minimise site construction time and waste. 

 

Widely published in the UK and abroad. PR architects have won several awards including; RIBA Award and finalist for Architect of the Year. Our Slice House has been recently become a listed building in Brazil for it's "structure of value and spatial quality, constituting a significant element of structure in the urban context", (Equivalent to Grade II, UK). 

CURRENT WORK-  5 Passivehouses in the USA,  Garden Studio,  House Energy Retrofit North London

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Our Book

Architecture and Beyond is a Procter-Rihl monograph featuring projects in the disciplines of architecture, landscaping, furniture and product design. The publication is edited by themes to highlight similarities of concepts in different scales of design. The publication covers 42 projects richly illustrated with more than 260 photographs and 100 drawings.  Writing by Anya Gallaccio, Nigel Coates, Carlos Eduardo Dias Comas, Marcus Field, Christopher Procter, and Fernando Rihl.

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Featured
Exhibition
For our book launch we showed architecture and furniture. Models of buildings were made with industrial design CNC (computer numerically controlled) prototyping cut from solid blocks.  
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Featured Projects

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New Low Energy Village House
VERMONT, USA

Compact form with reduced surface area

Modern offsite fabrication

Low embodied energy timber construction

Passivhaus measures incl. MVHR

All Electric with heat pump & solar roof

Phone app for live solar generation data

Village walking

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SALTBOX HOUSE

New Low Energy Village House
VERMONT, USA
Compact form with reduced surface area
Modern offsite fabrication

Low embodied energy timber construction
Passivhaus measures incl. MVHR
All Electric with heat pump & solar roof
Phone app for live solar generation data
Village walking
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SUPERBLOCK

Mansion Block Apt Energy Retrofit
EARLS COURT, LONDON

Removed GAS supply

Sound & Thermally insulated floors and walls

Replacement Double Glazed Windows

Heat Pump Cylinder for Hot Water 

Conservation Area heat pumps

Induction cooktop

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VAULT EXTENSION

House Garden Extension
HIGHBURY, LONDON

Warm roof - entire deep roof cavity insulated

Mass in floor, walls, & ceiling heavily insulated 

Reduced surface area with side infill to neighbours  

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Low Energy Remodel & Extension
EAST LONDON
Complete remodel retrofit with 2nd floor
New Danish high performance windows
Heavy insulated new heated mass floor
Daylight strategy studio - north light
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PULL HOUSE

Low Energy Country House
VERMONT, USA  
Compact form with reduced surface area
Modern offsite fabrication

Low embodied energy timber construction
Passivhaus measures incl. MVHR
All Electric with heat pump & solar roof
Phone app for live solar generation data
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DUTCH GABLE EXTENSION

Layered Low Energy Extensions
ISLINGTON, LONDON

Apartment Retrofitted with extra storey

Modern extension & new conservation gable

Insulated layered roof and west extensions 

Shaded south & west orientations

All Electric with heat pump 

 

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STILT HOUSE

New Country House
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL

Solar PV roof

All Electric with Heat Pumps

Natural Ventilation with ceiling fans

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SLICE HOUSE

New Urban House
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL

First Building in S.America to win RIBA AWARD

LISTED Conservation Protected after 12 years

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