Architect: Boguslaw Barnas
Design date: 2012
Completion date: 2015
Built area: 215m2
Photographer: Tomasz Jedrzejczak
Text provided by the architect:
This project of a sustainable house is located in the protected landscape area Nature 2000, surrounded by beech and oak forests, horse riding meadows and agricultural lands.
A number of analyses defined the final shape of the house, among them:
- analysis of functional plan – division into a day, night, technical and working zones,
- analysis of solar radiation – to optimize solar gain and to create interiors with proper natural light,
- analysis of exterior views and plot shape – to take the most advantage of the house location,
- building technology to be used
The house in not huge, but there is a spacious day zone inside, that is open up to 5 m height. Its main pride is a concrete wall and bearing mounting stairs.
The building is designed in a way to optimize the energy gain and loss. Sustainability of the house comes not only from unique technology but also out of architectural form and shape that harmonizes with nature.
Simulations of the sun positions in different periods of a year allowed to create a proper arrangement of the house layout and glass partition in a way to gain heat in winter and to reduce overheating in summer. Energy efficient Izodom technology was used to minimize heat loss.