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Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On May 2, 2012 @ 10:08 am In Architecture,energy efficiency,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment
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.
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.
Via GBlog 
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 Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush Architects : http://www.ska-architekten.de/
 Berlin: http://inhabitat.com/mobile-urban-agriculture-blooms-in-berlins-prinzessinnengarten/
 energy-efficient : http://inhabitat.com/spains-first-certified-passive-house-cuts-energy-use-by-90/
 active: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_solar
 passive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_solar_building_design
 highly insulated : http://inhabitat.com/escuela-santa-matilde-is-a-fluorescent-green-prefab-school-for-children-in-chile/
 GBlog: http://blog.gessato.com/2012/02/05/low-cost-energy-efficient-contemporary-living/
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