Troni-Brien House is a single family project with particular clients which were looking to live in a Zero Energy House, therefore the right standard to design with was Passivhaus. In Chile, normal housing heating demands about 150 (...)
The existing building, a typical 1960´s Athens single-family house, was selected for a full refurbishment using Passivhaus standards. The bearing structure was originally made by reinforced concrete with no insulation in the walls (...)
The residence is the result of the demolition of 40 rental apartments and social reconstruction of 23 terraced houses.
In order to minimize the consumption of primary energy and non-renewable resources, attention was paid to the use of biobased materials and the absence of conventional central heating. The carbon footprint of the final construction is close to zero. These ambitions were translated from the design phase of the project and the study on overall performance conducted by the design office helps to highlight their impact on the project and its environment.