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MUT Architecture Unveils 12 Wooden Passive Houses for Parisian Suburb
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 20, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Each of the 12 houses leans to a different side, allowing them to make the most of the site’s available solar resource. Generous glazing on the front and rear of each house draws in light and encourages natural ventilation  as part of the circulation strategy. Some of the windows wrap the corners of the facades and even the roof line to break up the facades. Passive solar design keeps the homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Large wooden shingles  clad the exterior of the homes, and exposed wood panels line the interior walls. Factory cutoffs are used to construct the stairs, doors, and furniture, and this use of wood on both the interior and exterior unifies the home and accents the large gardens in the back. Solar thermal systems provide hot water, which is recuperated and cycled to maximize energy efficiency. Construction on the project is expected to begin sometime in 2011 and it is slated to be completed in 2012.
Via Designboom 
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URLs in this post:
 one-off passive houses: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-inside-the-new-williamsburg-passive-house-by-loadingdock5/
 around the world: http://inhabitat.com/japan-gets-its-first-passive-house/
 MUT Architecture: http://www.mut-architecture.com/
 wood: http://inhabitat.com/tag/reclaimed-wood
 natural ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventilation
 wooden shingles: http://inhabitat.com/freya-and-robin-charming-love-story-inspired-prefab-wood-cabins/
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/14158/mut-architecture-12-passive-houses.html
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