Sculptural Haus B uses passive solar principles to surpass Germanys energy standards

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Completed over the span of four years, Haus B is a passive solar home that’s a contemporary departure from the housing norm of the 1960s suburban neighborhood in which it resides. Located in Dreieich, Germany, the 320-square-meter house was designed by Düsseldorf-based design studio One Fine Day (Office for Architectural Design) in collaboration with Ulrike Thies who acted as the construction supervisor. Most impressively, the single-family residence was designed and built to surpass the requirements… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A sleek artist studio with Passive House elements projects over a cliff

Montreal-based MU Architecture recently completed a minimalist and modern addition that boasts dramatic landscape views of Lake Deauville and the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside in Quebec, Canada. Conceived as a multipurpose extension, the Workshop on a Cliff covers over 5,000 square feet of space and includes two superimposed garages, a workshop, a spacious creative room as well as a mezzanine level. The building is partially elevated on thin pillars so as not to disturb the tree line.

Oriented… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Charming off-grid Scandinavian-inspired tiny home is passive and energy efficient

Bright colors and light beckon people to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery’s goal was to create a super sustainable, super efficient tiny home, and he succeeded with the gorgeous NestHouse. With both a retro and Scandinavian flair, the tiny home boasts an off-grid option, creative storage, and even a little bathtub. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Germany is building world’s largest passive housing complex with 162 green units

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RM Passive House in Spain is a zero-energy Mediterranean dream home

The Zero Energy RM Passive House by Barcelona-based architecture studio Calderon Folch Sarsanedas looks like a cluster of elegant pavilions connected with a central wooden terrace. The house, located in Spain, functions as a single-family residence that provides privacy for each member of the household.

The 198-square-meter (2,131-square-foot) house is located on a beautiful site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. its volume is broken up into several smaller volumes that share a 409-square-foot… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building