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- Passive House
A Passive House is a house designed to use Passive Solar Design principals to drastically reduce its energy demands by making full use of the energy supplied by the Sun, this thereby reduces ecological footprint of the building.
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- This rammed earth passive house in Japan is shaped like a shell
This small, shell-shaped villa — made using local wood, rammed earth and traditional techniques — is located in the forest of Nagano Prefecture in the center of Japan...
- Brooklyn Home Company unveils 25 new passive houses in NYC
When it comes to New York City, quality Passive House projects — outside of large-scale developments and apartment complexes — are becoming more and more prevalent...
- Award-winning passive tiny house is insulated to combat New Zealand's weather
Completed in 2018, the Kirimoko tiny house was inspired by a minimalist cycling trip. After previously living out of his bicycle packs, the owner decided to downsize his living conditions by commissioning a 329-square-foot, one-bedroom tiny home in Wanaka,...
- Passive House-certified development offers affordable housing in South Bronx
New York City-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects has completed Park Avenue Green, the largest Passive House development in North America that is inspirational in more ways than one...
- Architecture students design award-winning Passive House in South Dakota
In Brookings, South Dakota, a group of South Dakota State University architecture students designed and completed the Passive House 01, a home certified under the high-performance Passive House (PHIUS) standard...
- Spains first Passivhaus nursing home generates surplus energy
Madrid-based design studio CSO Arquitectura has completed Spain’s first Passivhaus-certified nursing home in Camarzana de Tera. Built as an expansion of the nursing home that the firm had completed in 2005, the new addition provides additional bedrooms...
- Solar-powered home in Maine stays warm with passive design
As one of the most beautiful states in the country, Maine offers an infinite number of advantages. But the state's notoriously frigid winters often leave new residents desperate to find some respite from the long, cold months. After spending a few years...
- Award-winning Owl Woods Passive House playfully mimics birdhouses in Australia
Australian design studio Talina Edwards Architecture recently completed the Owl Woods Passive House — the first certified Passivhaus project designed by a woman architect in Australia...
- Modern farmhouse in Italy pays homage to its agricultural surroundings
Tucked into the rolling wheat fields of the Italian region of Le Marche, the Border Crossing House is a private residence that pays homage to the area's rich agricultural history...
- Passive House principles inspire this sustainable home
Australian architecture firm POLYstudio has recently completed A House for All Seasons, a contemporary family home with an emphasis on energy efficiency...
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