A prism shaped structure stands on the remaining grounds of an old corrala* from the 1950s. The space is composed of two blocks that run the length of the plot, which allows all homes to have no less than two outer façades and cross-ventilation.
Between blocks there is a wide courtyard, crossed by three translucent elevated walkways that can be used to access the homes at the northern end.
The main objective of this project was to build a house adapted to the marine climate of Brittany in compliance with the French RT 2012 energy regulations using bio-sourced materials and including elements such as a conservatory, a wood-burning stove and a two-way airflow central ventilation system.
The project is located near ParqueCentenario(Centenario Park), a big green urban park, in the middle of Buenos Aires city, in which converges three neighborhoods, Caballito, Almagro and Villa Crespo. Also a great number of things supplement this metropolitan scenario, such as; the Natural Science Museum, the Uriburu school, CBC UBA, Los Dolores church, the Astronimical Observatory, the Leloir Institute, the Pasteur Institute, the M Curie Institute, the Navy Hospital and the Durand Hospital.
The 1301 New York Net Zero House is Studio 804’s latest example of building modern, sustainable housing in marginal neighborhoods. It is within walking distance of a grocery store, grade school, a community center and the cultural vibrancy of downtown Lawrence, Kansas. This 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,000 sf house is LEED Platinum certified, Passive House pending and Net Zero energy targeted. It features an air tight, highly insulated thermal envelope, efficient light fixtures and appliances as well as a high performance mechanical system that incorporates an energy recovery ventilator as well as mini splits. These Passive House design characteristic in combination with a 6kw photovoltaic array on the roof will assure the owner little or no energy costs over a calendar year.
Modern homes have long ceased to fit into the idea of “four walls”, or “box. “Now the environment is free to come into the house , and the house seamlessly expands its boundaries , capturing the surrounding area.
One of the most effective and common methods to achieve this effect