Andrew Michler

One of France's First Passivhaus is a Wonder of Green Design

by , 07/14/10

green building france, Karawitz, passive house, passive house design, passivehaus, passivehaus france, Passivhaus Ile de France, solar powered home

The real fun begins inside — at play is a wood-clad ceiling and walls, straightforward flooring, modern lighting, and built-in treatments. The simplicity and honesty in materials translates well with the raw concrete floor downstairs and the plywood floor on the second story. A circle motif runs throughout the home, adding a welcome visual texture to the boxy interior (merging wall details, for instance, with the bathroom amenities). With such great design this Passivhaus looks to have a promising future as inspired inhabitation.

+ Karawitz Architecture

Via Refex Deco and Notcot

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3 Comments

  1. Lisa Cat February 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    HI! What a beautiful house! I am bananas crazy trying to find outdoor shutters for my house. I want them made entirely from bamboo poles. Yours are awesome! Would you be willing to share the vendor information with me? Thank you! Lisa

  2. Andrew Michler July 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you for the correction.

  3. bruteforcecollaborative July 16, 2010 at 2:34 am

    france’s first passivhaus was certified and built in 2007
    http://www.passivhausprojekte.de/projekte.php?detail=1111

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