Djuric Tardio Architectes were commissioned to design an earth-friendly home in a dense Parisian neighborhood that has odious building regulations, so they rebelled a little bit by giving it an incomplete A-framed roof that still fits in with the surrounding architecture. Instead of wasting what would have been attic space, the designer converted the tip of the home into an airy terrace planted with squash, kiwis, grapes, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Passive solar design and other techniques have been incorporated into the program, making it one of the most attractive and sustainable houses on the block!
A rainwater harvesting system ensures that the terrace garden can be irrigated without using more than the client’s fair share of water. Oversized and doubled-glazed south-facing windows permit plenty of daylight and solar gain during the winter months, while a pergola and canopies mitigate that gain during warmer winters. Numerous shutters allow the homeowners to control natural ventilation.
This is a prefabricated home made entirely out of Finnish wood sourced from small-scale, sustainable private forests. The panels are precut and optimized with wood fiber insulation which drives down energy costs. The interior has been structured in such a way that the family residence is completely modular and flexible, which will accommodate future change and growth. Since the ground is so unstable, the entire home has been placed on a pedestal. Literally.
Via Arch Daily
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