Project: Eco House
Architects: BXBstudio – Boguslaw Barnas
Location: Southern Poland
Photographs by: Courtesy of BXBstudio
Eco House by BXBstudio
The Eco House is a contemporary residence spanning across two stories that was designed by the Polish BXBstudio. This stunning sustainable residence is located in the protected landscape area Nature 2000 in Southern Poland where it is surrounded by beech and oak forests, horse riding meadows as well as agricultural lands. It is not a huge house but the interior day zone is quite spacious, opening up to 16 feet in height. Its main pride is a concrete wall and bearing mounting stairs.
From the architects: “Number of analysises defined the final shape of the house, among them:
– analysis of functional plan – division into 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 building is designed in 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 proper arrangement of the house layout and glass partition in way to gain heat in winter and to reduce overwheating in summer. Energy efficient Izodom technology was used to minimize heat loss.”