This modernist EnerPHit consumes 88% less energy than the average UK home

The interior of a modernist home with a pink feature wall, an l-shaped leather sofa with a sleeping golden retriever, and a large disco ball
(Image credit: Juliet Murphy)

Aline Knowles' modernist EnerPHit home scooped 'Best Green Project' in The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2023. The professional DJ partnered with RDA Architects to breath new life into her dated 1960s house, seamlessly blending its original aesthetic with sustainable design and technologies. 

Facing extensive repair needs, including air leaks and dampness, Aline and RDA Architects chose transformation over demolition, modernising the internal layout of her mid-century home to enhance circulation. The completed home is a triumph in sustainability, meeting Passivhaus standards and aligning with the RIBA 2030 Climate challenge. 

Debbie Jeffery
Homes Journalist

Debbie Jeffery is a distinguished journalist and seasoned property expert with an extensive career spanning over 25 years. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of technical knowledge, with a particular focus on crafting comprehensive articles covering various facets of residences and gardens. Her work has graced the pages of prominent national newspapers, architectural publications, and home-focused magazines, earning international recognition through syndication. Beyond her journalistic pursuits, Debbie also lends her talents to public relations and copywriting projects for diverse businesses and architectural firms. She has had the privilege of conducting interviews with numerous notable personalities and celebrities, and she regularly writes case studies for the Homebuilding & Renovating print magazine.