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 The bearing structure was originally made by reinforced concrete with no insulation in the walls (...)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 project concerns the construction of a settlement area for the Travelling Community.<o:p></o:p>This social project provides accommodation for six families from the Travelling Community. The high concept is to propose a settlement area for (...)
The approach to the Lubidet project is based on a compromise between energy performance, respect for heritage and the economic constraints of construction and maintenance .
Also aimed at vulnerable people, this housing complex has been renovated in order to promote "socialization" and meetings. The central houses have been razed to allow the establishment of an efficient and innovative collective space, while a circulation gallery serves housing on the southern side. Accessibility has been thought through in detail (with in particular the complete removal of thresholds on 2T2 entrances and access to common East and West terraces). The comfort sought is different from a traditional, but real, residential building.
The architectural aspect of the existing facades has been preserved, limiting the thermal performance of the one to the south. Nevertheless, solutions have been found (lime / hemp plaster) to reduce the cold wall sensation which directly impacts on the sensation of thermal comfort and therefore of energy consumption.
Finally, the choice has been made to give priority to wood and biobased materials for a better comfort of residents with the use of wood / straw boxes, wood wool (rain cover), laminated wood and coated lime / hemp .