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

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 2, 2012 @ 10:08 am In Architecture,energy efficiency,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment

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 [1]designed this glowing glass home within a pine forest in Germany. Called Minimum House, the residence is situated in Mellensee, south Berlin [2], and it is currently up for sale – including all furniture and fittings. Modular, energy-efficient [3]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 [4] and passive [5] solar energy use, and a north face made from highly insulated [6]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 [1]

Via GBlog [7]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush Architects : http://www.ska-architekten.de/

[2] Berlin: http://inhabitat.com/mobile-urban-agriculture-blooms-in-berlins-prinzessinnengarten/

[3] energy-efficient : http://inhabitat.com/spains-first-certified-passive-house-cuts-energy-use-by-90/

[4] active: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_solar

[5] passive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_solar_building_design

[6] highly insulated : http://inhabitat.com/escuela-santa-matilde-is-a-fluorescent-green-prefab-school-for-children-in-chile/

[7] GBlog: http://blog.gessato.com/2012/02/05/low-cost-energy-efficient-contemporary-living/

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