Situated in Suceava, Romania, Passive House Che is a sustainable two-story property that wraps about a contained central courtyard that contains the stairwell and an indoor lawn. The exterior wall and ceiling that wrap the double-volume courtyard are completely glazed to allow as significantly all-natural daylight to permeate the property as possible. On the second story, a netted lounge creates a relaxing and oh-so-playful lounge region.
Passive Residence Che was developed to attain the passive property standard in the harsh northern Romanian climate. Tecto Arhitectura was capable to style the house in such a way as to lessen the require for heating and hot water to beneath 14kwh/sqm/year.
Further sustainable elements utilized in the house are wood and organic insulation supplies, as nicely as a green roof and higher performance windows. There is also a resource management method for the heating and electrical supply.
All-natural daylight is 4 instances the typical for a property of this size – due to the placement and size of the glazed areas. By incorporating organic daylight into the style of the house, the passive solar power obtain is also enhanced.
The inverted roof line maximizes the solar input used for heating, even though the green roof replaces the flora removed by the home’;s footprint.
The vertical natural cedar slats on the facade blend the structure into the surrounding woodland. The staggered volumes improve the shadow effects, which additional blend it into the landscape – as do the foliage reflections in the glazings.
The main level of the home is wide open and has no interior walls, except for these that surround the bathroom and technical area.
Because the bathroom is closed off from the open space, it is a single place exactly where a bold color is utilized. The fuschia brings a sense of cheeriness to an otherwise utilitarian space. Right here as well, sustainability is at the forefront, with hot water obtained through solar thermal collectors and a heat buffer tank.
A groundwater power heat pump reduces the need for heating and at a later date, photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof to offer the electrical requirements for day-to-day requirements.
The primary floor contains the social zone and an open riser stairwell inside the central double volume courtyard. This leads to the master suite, a library, a second bedroom and bathroom as effectively as that super enjoyable net lounge.
Even in the dead of winter, Passive Home Che keeps a sturdy connectivity to the surrounding forest through its distinctive use of glazings. Can you picture how lovely and serine it would be to loosen up in the net lounge and watch the snow falling in a night sky? It should be an extraordinary expertise.