Andrew Michler

Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

by , 06/30/10

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The pie-shaped footprint is a departure from typical passivhaus building, which allows for an almost solarium effect on one side of the building and a generously wide living space on the other. The framing and interior wood cladding is from local forests, and air quality is taken care of by a careful selection of finishes and a heat recovery ventilator — the heart of passivhaus design. This well rounded and thoughtful design provides ample evidence that good green building is attainable and affordable if we set our mind to it. You can also read about our coverage of the second place award-winning Passive House Japan.

+ Halle 52 Architekten

+ 2010 Passivhaus Architecture Award

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  1. France's First Passivha... July 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    [...] Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award The winner of the 2010 Passivhaus Architecture Award is a fantastic three-apartment building on the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland. Built by architect Peter Schurch, principle [...]

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