The ‘Home Tree’ concept was born from the house’s incorporated technology and Bignatov Studios‘ organic design approach. The project takes advantage of its site by maximizing solar exposure, incorporating a solar-thermal system, and incorporating lots of custom windows. A ground-source heat pump heats and cools the home efficiently by drawing on six deep wells. The New York-based design team was present throughout the home’s construction to help solve problems and refine the design.
Gorgeous Green Tree Home Takes Root in Bulgaria
by Andrew Michler, 09/02/10
This striking Large Home Tree is an experiment in self-sufficient housing that responds to its site and draws on local resources for all of its needs. Situated in Zvezditsa, Bulgaria on a reclaimed illegal waste dump, the home features a boxy frame that maximizes living space while an abundance of windows maximize light. The architects at Bignatov Studio developed an unusual wall and roof motif that depict a tree branching out and taking root. The symbolism is well justified granted how the home extracts energy from the earth, collects rainwater, and harvests solar power to sustain itself.
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