copertina di Passive Houses

Braun Publishing

PASSIVE HOUSE. Energy Efficient Homes


di Chris Van Uffelen

PASSIVE HOUSE. Energy Efficient Homes

  • Maison Passive in Bessancourt, France (Karawitz Architecture)
  • Minergie Family Home in Zollikon, Switzerland (Schwarz & Schwarz Architekten)
  • The Skinny in Philadelphia, USA (Interface Studio Architects)
  • Orange Grove House in Melbourne, Australia (Fiona Winzar Architects)
  • JustK in Tübingen, Germany (Amunt Architekten)

     The trend towards environmental awareness is decisively influencing the way we live our lives. As Passive Houses have been conceptualized and became part of our collective consciousness, architecture stands at the forefront of an emerging modern eco-friendly lifestyle. Aside from national requirements and optional certificates, a general consensus of “passive architecture“ has emerged and has become widely spread. 

    Taken back to basics, passive house architecture satisfies the desire to reduce the use of external primary energy. Depending on the climatic conditions, the utilization of different technologies, methods, and interventions is required, presenting a variety of challenges to the architects. This monograph portrays about 60 single family homes from across the world that showcase the great variety of exciting and at the same time sustainable architectural solutions.


    The new Generation of Ecological Architecture Building owners today are increasingly confronted with the question of energy efficiency. Aside from mandatory national requirements and optional certificates, a general consensus of passive house has emerged. Within a few years this building standard has become widely spread. Depending on the climatic zone, passive houses require very different technologies, interventions and steps to be taken by the architects. These have meanwhile evolved from the formerly very uniform look of the passive house and are now found in buildings with very different appearances. This volume portrays approximately 60 singe family passive house homes and shows a multitude of great and at the same time sustainable architecture. Seaside in House in Grosseto, Italy (Modostudio) House in Bessancourt, France (Karawitz Architecture) House

    Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
    Formato: 19x25
    Pagine: 240
    Immagini a colori: 380
    Lingua: GB
    Anno: 2012

    ISBN: 9783037681060