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Solar-Powered Berlin Home Features a Camouflaging Pixelated Facade
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On April 26, 2013 @ 5:27 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Prefab Housing | No Comments
Berlin-based Brandt+Simon Architekten designed this small single-family prefab home to blend into nature. The project's pixelated facade appears to blend in with the trees from afar, and the architects incorporated a range of green building strategies - layers of recycled paper are used for insulation, while solar panels support the heating system.
The color gradient of the house is laid out so it gets darker close towards the ground and blends with the adjacent treetops. The pixel-like façade  combines sustainable technologies with traditional cladding and conceals a light timber frame construction.
The internal structure allows for a flexible  organization of the rooms. The kitchen and dining areas open towards the terrace while the downstairs living spaces look to a small walled part of the garden. The nursery situated at the upper floor opens up views towards the front yard.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/04/Berlin-Pixelated-House-Brandt-+-Simon-Architekten-4.jpg
 pixel-like façade: http://inhabitat.com/scale-facade-building-is-based-on-pixelated-image-of-the-buildings-that-surround-it/
 flexible: http://inhabitat.com/nano-rescue-house-provides-flexible-emergency-housing/
 + Brandt+Simon Architekten: http://www.brandtundsimon.de/index.php?id=1&pid=072#
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