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Berlin's Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

by , 05/02/12
Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush, Minimum House, Berlin, Energy-efficient, active energy, passive energy, Modular, modernist, pine forest, open-plan, Sustainable Building, Architecture, energy efficiency, Green Lighting

Photo © Christian Gahl

With the aim of blending the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush Architects designed this glowing glass home within a pine forest in Germany. Called Minimum House, the residence is situated in Mellensee, south Berlin, and it is currently up for sale – including all furniture and fittings. Modular, energy-efficient and topped by a green roof, this modernist shelter combines two key design elements: ecology and economy.

Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush, Minimum House, Berlin, Energy-efficient, active energy, passive energy, Modular, modernist, pine forest, open-plan, Sustainable Building, Architecture, energy efficiency, Green Lighting

Mainly made from glass and wood, Minimum House was projected by a multidisciplinary team consisting of architects, engineers, highly skilled builders and technicians. Highly energy-efficient, the woodland shelter has 3 glazed sides that allow active and passive solar energy use, and a north face made from highly insulated timber. A space for enjoying a contemporary open-plan living, Minimum House is also topped by a green roof planted with dense vegetation to reduce solar gain while serving as a natural rainwater filter.

+ Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush

Via GBlog

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  1. Kirkafree May 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

    The Farnsworth House in Illinois, not far far Chicago, had to be an inspiration for this.

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