- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Egg-Shaped Isover Multi-Comfort House Meets Passive House Standards in the UK

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 8, 2012 @ 5:04 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

Evgeni Leonov, egg-shaped houses, Nottingham, UK, Isover Multi-Comfort Home, design, green design, sustainable design, passive house, energy efficiency, renovation, green renovation, extension, community housing, eco-design

This winding housing project is organized around a central green core that is expected to promote community interaction. No cars are allowed inside the housing block and many services, such as shops, galleries and offices will be incorporated into individual homes. A common parking lot will be tucked underground [1].

By sharing walls and deleting corners, the designer has minimized each home’s external surface, which in turn slashes the building’s heating requirement. As designed, this concept will require only 3.33 kwh/sqm each year – well within Passive House stipulations [2]. More than just a block of houses, this proposal deliberately sets out to uplift the local community and that in itself is a noteworthy departure from the status quo.

+ Evgeni Leonov Architects [3]

Via Arch Daily [4]

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/egg-shaped-isover-multi-comfort-house-meets-passive-house-standards-in-the-uk/

URLs in this post:

[1] common parking lot will be tucked underground: http://inhabitat.com/tag/underground-parking/

[2] Passive House stipulations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_house

[3] + Evgeni Leonov Architects: http://www.evgeni-leonov.com

[4] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/260958/isover-multi-comfort-house-proposal-evgeni-leonov-architects/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.