This Small Urban Home is Made With Rigid Eco-Friendly Standards

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 18, 2016
References: tectonics-architects & treehugger
This small urban home was built with a variety of rigid environmental standards that make it exceptionally eco-friendly.

Designed by the firm 'Tectonics Architects' in East London, this home is surrounded by large Victorian homes and its stark black exterior stands out. The home was built to be as eco-friendly as possible, being made with passivhaus standards, cross-laminated timber, urban infill and a design that takes up as little space as possible. At around 1,000 square feet, this house has a living room, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. The small urban home has a heating load of only 752 watts -- which is less than the amount of energy a blow dryer expends when it is turned on for 10 minutes.

The design of this home shows the endless potential in residential areas for new homes that have very small ecological footprints.