Posts Tagged ‘sustainable house’
The beach house that is located in Seal Rocks beach (Australia) has a simple design eco construction. The aim of the architects (Bourne Blue Architecture) was an easy-maintaining home with some sustainable features involved. The main construction has a square shape and large open courtyard in the middle of it. Such arrangement provides natural ventilation and natural daylighting.
The building has several features that make it sustainable. First of all is a rainwater collection system that provide water source for inhabitants and also for fire protection. Gris-tied rooftop solar panel produces electricity. This house is very good for spending time and having a rest in holidays. There is a big shower, one living space and only one bathroom, but it’s possible to use the hammock deck or the day bed.
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Modern architecture has to find its methods not by reference to traditional forms and materials. The architecture of our time must exhibit positive attitude to the natural environment. The green architecture house designed by a team lead by Professor Werner Sorbek has become one of energy efficient houses in Germany. This experiment green building was built in December 2011. Its sustainable energy source of solar panels and huge insulation provide high sustainability. The energy from solar panels is used not only to produce electricity but also to heat the water for the heating the floor of the house. There are a lot of sensors and automatics that make the system controlled and effective. This project in fact represents a future green architecture building. And the experiment shows how efficient housing can get.
Hugh Joyce sent us these photos of his recently completed project of the house renovation. When he bought this house in Richmond it was in a very poor condition – basically it was a brick box full of garbage that once was it’s interior. The idea was to re-green the house to make an interactive learning model exploring the most of available green building techniques. Large Kyocera Solar Panel produces enough energy to drop the power bill to $20 a month. There are water recovery systems for irrigation and air filter and purifier and this is just the taste of the Solar Idea House’s technologies, the full list is here. Implementing even a few of those green strategies can save you a valuable amount of money and minimize the impact to the environment.
This unique house is located in Bodrum at the Southwest of Turkey. It was built by probably the most popular Turkish design studio – Global Architectural Development. The architecture of this house is outstanding, especially considering how many limitations the creators had to work around to implement the original design idea. The local authority restricts buildings larger than 75 square meters, which is why this house actually consists of three separate buildings connected by the central hall and that’s where the name comes from. The central lobby has floor to ceiling windows, providing it with panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and the bay. This is a very nice solution that sacrifices nothing to the obsolete architecture laws. Another lucky finding of this house is a roof covered by rainwater collectors, that make it look tremendous and of course in many cases make the external water supply unnecessary.