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Deepstone, Contemporary Low Energy Home by Simon Winstanely Architects

November 07, 2013 By: archinhome Category: contemporary house design, Green Home Design

The house is located on a spectacular site overlooking the Solway Firth. The site is a steeply sloping, former quarry in a National Scenic Area. Designed by Simon Winstanely Architects.The house has been future proofed with the following low energy features;

1. The external walls, floor and roof are insulated to a high standard and air infiltration is minimized.
2. Triple glazed windows with warm edge spacer bars, thermally broken frames and inert gas filled to achieve a whole window u-value of 0.7W/m2K.
3. Heat pump using a borehole as the ground source for the underfloor heating and hot water system with a closed combustion wood-burning stove as back up.
4. Micro generation of renewable electricity using roof mounted Photovoltaic Panels.
5. Whole house heat recovery ventilation system.


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Manifesto House, Green House by ames & Mau Architecture in Curacaví, Chile

March 14, 2011 By: archinhome Category: Green Home Design, Home Design

This house is located in Curacaví, Chile. This unique and green house was designed by James & Mau Architecture.With 160m2 areas, divided in two levels and uses 3 recycled maritime containers as structure. A container cut in two parts on the first level is used as the support structure for the containers on the second level. This structure in the form a bridge creates an extra space in between the container structure, isolated with thermo glass panels.

Manifesto House, Green House by ames & Mau Architecture in Curacaví, Chile
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