On Tuesday our Associate Chris Swinburn who is a certified Passivhaus consultant attended the UK Passivhaus Conference 2019. The annual conference, this year held in Manchester, was put on by the Passivhaus Trust and hosted a wide range of speakers with significant experience of delivering Passivhaus buildings; from single house dwellings to...Read More
Our free-thinking design team always look for innovative ways to transform the architect’s vision into reality.
At QODA, we use our creative flair to support the highest standard of architectural design. Our design-led approach gives creative freedom to our team and encourages them to test their talents to the full on every project. Regular training and development programmes ensure that the skills of our people are more than a match for any challenge.
To maintain our position at the cutting edge of mechanical, electrical and sustainable areas of building design, we strive to push the boundaries whenever the brief allows. While our success is occasionally down to flashes of brilliance, it more often results from hours of hard work.
Browse through the collection of studies within this site and you will appreciate that each project is always taken on its own merits and our design solutions perfectly complement the sector and the environment in which they exist.
Featured creative work
Old Walled Gardens – Private Development
The project needed to comply with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Document by showing exceptional quality or innovative design. We worked with the client and design team to creatively combine a variety of different technical solutions. These included a comprehensive solar strategy (winter gains/summer shading), an ETFE roof structure, a solar thermal array with in-ground storage, ground coupled earth tubes and photovoltaics. Each of these technologies had to be carefully researched and then combined to create a uniquely innovative solution that is inherently sustainable resulting in a minimal carbon footprint.
Latest news from QODA
QODA were appointed to complete the extensive re-purposing works with BPA Architects and Kendal Kingscott at Building 29, University of Southampton. The building, which houses chemistry undergraduates and researchers, is part of the Highfield Campus, built in the 1960s and designed by Sir Basil Spence. The building demonstrates Spence’s signature ‘brutalist’ style of...Read More