Parents and children alike will appreciate this home with its high-flying net canopy inside the Passive House Che in Romania. Designed by Tecto Arhitecture, this super efficient home not only meets all your standards in terms of sustainability, but also makes for super fun indoor play. No matter the weather, kids and parents can play on the net lounge while feeling like they're outside. Plus the house is topped with a green roof and soon will feature a photovoltaic system.
Located in northern Romania in the town of Suceava surrounded by a mature forest, Passive House Che enjoys its surrounding environment by engaging with it through large windows. Although most passive houses don’t have huge glazed walls, this one does and enjoys a high level of natural light. In fact, a central core is completely glazed and serves as an atrium for the house to pull light into the inner reaches. This is also where the home has a ground floor of grass and a net lounge accessed from the second story. The inhabitants can play or relax on the canopy and feel like they are outside even though they are indoors.
Besides lots of light and a fun play zone, the home designed by Tecto Arhitectura is going through its passive house evaluation process and is estimated to use only 14 kWH/sqm/year. The home features natural insulation materials, high performance windows, an energy management system, and a ground water heat pump. A green roof replaces the living space lost to the footprint of the home and natural cedar slats on the exterior help it blend in with the surrounding environment. Eventually a photovoltaics system will be installed on the roof to provide energy for the home.
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