Accredited Passivhaus Design has gained planning permission for two new four-bedroom homes, which will be the first Passivhaus dwellings in the London Borough of Redbridge. The three-storey houses are on a corner plot in Ilford, East London. The clients’ brief, when appointing APD, was for a contemporary design solution, which the Redbridge planners endorsed. APD’s Certified Passivhaus Designer is Architect Peter Ranken, who said: “For this prominent infill site the planners were keen to see modern design as an exemplar for other developments in the area. “This pair of semi-detached houses present gabled elevations to the street, and the conjoined-twin plan gives a single gable to the rear.