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An energy efficient home dressed in solid wood and stone
An energy efficient home is newly built in the village in the valley of the Ruwer wine Kasel, Germany and repeats the architecture of the other houses in the village - two floors and a gabled roof. Currently, the house is used as an office, but it can always be converted into a residence. The positive energy house by architects Peter Wirtz Hemmes has an elongated shape and built with solid wood construction in a form concrete slab. All the walls and structural bulkheads are made of solid wood panels and remain unprocessed, to reveal the beautiful wood finish.
A home energy efficient in Kasel, Germany
A layer of 30-40 cm thickness of insulating blankets, roof and floor walls. Good insulation is one of the basic principles of a passive house. The house has a ventilation system with heat recovery, air is introduced by collectors buried. Local materials were used for the construction - Facade oak and slate. Building neutral resource-saving and CO2 materials, such as wood and slate were recovered from the Ruwer valley, which allows the building to blend in perfectly with the landscape and the rural environment.
A home energy efficient clad with wood and slate
The roof surfaces are treated in accordance with - the north facade with copper elements, the entire south facade with integrated photovoltaic modules. The body of space not only with different materials - wood and slate - separated visually, but also open and the open space between the two floors of the ground floor space of input. The interior and exterior spaces are closely related. Wooden windows with triple glazing on the second floor and the floor-to-ceiling glass on the ground floor can be enough natural light to flow into the house.
wood siding and a gable roof
blend harmoniously into the environment
The contrast between the stone and the wood
currently used as an office but can be converted into a dwelling house