Atelier Space turn a 1925 nursery into a daylit solar-powered residence in the Netherlands

May 26, 2017 by  
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Smart adaptive reuse can do wonders with old, abandoned and disused buildings. Dutch firm Atelier Space breathed new life into this 1925 nursery in Leiden, the Netherlands by converting it into a beautiful, daylit residence with amenities, technology and polish worthy of a modern urban home. The architects preserved much of the original 1925 nursery, turned the former gym into an airy, open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area. They also divided a large classroom into three separate bedrooms. Related: Patalab Architects transform dank mechanics garage into light-filled London home The entire residence features 13-foot-high ceilings with restored skylights and windows that bring natural light into the interior. A guesthouse occupies the floor above the living room, and the toilet, technical area, and storage room are all placed on one side. The converted schoolhouse also includes sustainable design features such as rooftop solar panels , improved building insulation, and centrally controlled lighting, climate, shading and security systems that allow occupants to control every aspect the interior environment. To top it all off, a heat pump heats and cools the house. + Atelier Space Via Curbed Photos by Brigitte Kroone

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Seoul’s multi-tiered Deep House slopes into a gorgeous grassy roof

April 26, 2017 by  
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This house in South Korea’s capital utilizes negative space to create various micro-environments that boost the building’s energy efficiency. Architecture firm poly.m.ur designed the Deep House as a single volume featuring a slanted roof and walls where one room flows into another. The tilted roof provides ample storage inside and gives each residential unit expansive views of the surroundings. The house features a slanted roof and stone louvers along the sloping sides of the building. Taking inspiration from a design philosophy based on the idea of dispersing the main volume through the use of shallow depth, the architects created hollow spaces that improve the energy efficiency of the building and provide ample storage space . Related: Angular residence by Moon Hoon maximizes privacy and a tiny plot Box-type corner windows are strategically laid out to provide optimal views of the surrounding landscape while minimizing the effects of cold winter winds. Instead of treating windows as two-dimensional elements, the architects conceived them as “micro-spaces” or “rooms inside rooms”. + poly.m.ur Via Archdaily Photos by Kyungsub Shin

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Prefab smartdome homes can pop up in degraded, hard-to-reach areas

October 21, 2016 by  
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Smartdome constructions developed four types of domes: skydome for elevated applications; aquadome for water landscapes; treedome that incorporates vegetation; and snowdome for wintry environments. The company’s goal is to become the “leading producer of thematic villages,” such as a ski village in the Alps or a Hobbit village in the countryside. The domes are raised on galvanized steel stilts and can be placed on degraded areas, from steep slopes to swamps. Related: Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits “Our aim is to develop new method of living in the country, combining technical efficiency with careful treatment of resources and nature alike,” writes the firm. Each dome is constructed from welded galvanized steel and moisture-resistant plywood. Buyers have the choice between transparent modules with 3D thermoformed polycarbonate or full non-transparent modules filled with 150-millimeter-thick insulating mineral wool. The insulating materials help reduce energy consumption . There is no available price quote on their website , but interested buyers can contact the company for more information. + smartdome constructions Images via smartdome constructions

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Germany’s remarkable House of Energy produces 2-3 times the energy it needs

November 5, 2015 by  
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Edgley Design restores a run-down home with stainless steel cladding

May 22, 2015 by  
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Medici Architects rock 5-Star Built Green standards with gorgeous Kirkland Home

May 1, 2015 by  
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Daylit STGM Head Office uses reclaimed wood, solar power and a green wall to create a truly sustainable work environment

May 1, 2015 by  
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Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

March 25, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly

October 31, 2014 by  
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Did you know that insulating your house properly can save you money in both winter and summertime? In winter, insulation keeps warm air from escaping your home and stops drafts from chilling you to the core, while in summer, it regulates your home’s temperature and keeps you from being baked. Insulation also reduces greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. It’s come a long way from the ubiquitous pink foam, and there are now green options such as waste paper, seaweed, hemp, and waste material options that can be used within your walls and attics. Check out this infographic for more information about how insulation can work for you, as well as the Dos and Don’ts associated with its installation. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Canadian Residential Inspection Services , Climate Change , greenhouse gases , healthy home , healthy houses , hemp , hemp insulation , home insulating , home insulation , infographic , insulating , insulating homes , insulation , recycled paper , soy , wool , wool insulation

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

October 17, 2014 by  
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Winter is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to make home improvements to save big on your energy bill . While switching your old lightbulbs for LEDs is a good and affordable start, there are many other ways to upgrade your home to get your annual expenses down. Utopia Management’s “11 Ways to Amp Up Your Home’s ROI” infographic lists nearly a dozen energy efficient home system replacements, their upfront costs, and return on investment. Although the initial investment may seem costly, the infographic shows that in the long-term, these changes could add up to nearly $2,000 in annual savings. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , home improvement , infographic , insulation , LEDs , programmable thermostat , seal duct leaks , solar attic fan , water efficiency , water filters

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