Gallery: Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the...

The timber used to clad the home was sourced locally and sustainably.

The designers managed to slash the building’s carbon footprint so that it emits only 110 kWh/ m2 a year by using building-integrated solar panels and passive design techniques that ensure the home is flooded with light and well-ventilated.

The home is clad in sustainably sourced timber, giving it a natural, fresh look. The completion of the project was such a big deal for Russia that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark cut the ribbon at a ceremony, marking the completion of the country’s very first Active House.

+ Polygon Lab

Via Contemporist


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