Studio KAW's Design Minimizes the Environmental Impact of a House

 - Mar 5, 2018
References: kaw.nl & dezeen
Employing sustainable architectural techniques and innovative technical concepts, Dutch studio KAW created an energy-positive residence in the Netherlands. While the strong lines of the structure's exterior are informed by the work of German modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the interior bears an all-wooden framework—from the walls to the ceiling—that creates a cozy and contemporary vibe for the household. From a sustainable point of view, the energy-positive home boasts the cross-laminated timber as a shell, which reduces the carbon dioxide generated during construction.

KAW architects strategically limited the use of doors on the first floor in order to optimize the exposure to natural light. The energy-positive home incorporates a passive heating system as well, where the household utilities are generated through a heat pump that relies on installed solar panels.

Photo Credits: Ossip van Duivenbode