Gallery: Passive Designed Llorenç House Optimizes the Sun


Located in Mutxamel, Spain, this gorgeous green home designed by Eneseis Arquitectura is half buried into the ground in part to take advantage of passive solar design techniques, but also to provide some privacy from its neighbors. The Llorenç House connects to the public street via a narrow 40 meter long driveway and is surrounded on three sides by other homes, while the fourth side opens up to beautiful mountain views. The Llorenç Home takes advantage of southern orientation, a man-made hill, and rainwater harvesting to create a beautifully sustainable secluded home.

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  1. dian0x June 25, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    this is great… this really have inspired me. thanks!

  2. 3stylelife January 31, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Great design! I wonder how much the ground acts as an insulator for the bottom floor, saving on energy costs?

  3. catherinedcollins January 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    This house is incredible, putting green as it’s first and foremost priority. The ‘solar passive design’ seems to be the way to go as it is a win-win situation, keeping the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Despite the rigidity of the modern lines that make up the exterior structure, you’re right, there is a great deal of movement and balance that makes this home fascinating!

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