The energy-efficient family home of the future

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The energy-efficient family home of the future

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Passiv Haus:   by Phi  Architects,
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The term ‘passive house’ (German: Passivhaus) not ringing any bells? This simply refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling – perfect for 21st century living then! 

Today’s homify 360° highlight takes a look at such a house in Stockport, which was constructed in timber-insulated SIPs (structural insulated panels) with a concrete raft foundation. Phi Architects from Greater Manchester are the pros in charge.

A striking structure

Passiv Haus:   by Phi  Architects,
Phi  Architects

Passiv Haus

Phi Architects

It’s not hard to see why this modern abode stands out from the surrounding houses – it is as if two mirror images are placed alongside one another to form a rather interesting-looking structure. 

Add to that the fact that no warm or earthy hues are used for the façade – just clean-cut neutrals to enhance its modern style.

The front entrance

Passiv Haus:   by Phi  Architects,
Phi  Architects

Passiv Haus

Phi Architects

How often do you get to see a house where the front entrance gets its own little structure, such as this glass/metal box? A rather delightful little add-on which gets to contrast with the sloping style of the roof, not to mention the lush garden trimmings in the front. 

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Going up

Passiv Haus:   by Phi  Architects,
Phi  Architects

Passiv Haus

Phi Architects

For the interiors, wood was used for the flooring, as well as the staircase, allowing a warm and charming look (and underfoot sensation) to link up the ground floor with the top level. 

Crystal-clear glass balustrades (complete with steel hand railings) successfully echo the super modern style of the exterior façade.

The rear side

Passiv Haus:   by Phi  Architects,
Phi  Architects

Passiv Haus

Phi Architects

Time for one last look – so how about we check out the back yard?

Enjoying the same mirror-image style we saw at the front, the back side of the house also presents a clean-cut image. Notice how the one side of the house is slightly pushed back to allow for a charming little patio, where the homeowners (and guests) can relish in some fresh air while lounging/dining al fresco style. 

In the spirit of outdoor relaxation (and upcoming summer), check out Affordable ways to renovate a patio.

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Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd,

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