Zen Architects from Australia took their clients wishes into consideration when they came out with this gorgeous eco-friendly house project. In addition to being a pleasure to the eye, the home uses green plants, sun light and ecological materials.
"Water consumption is minimized through collecting rainwater and re-using grey water in the garden," Zen Architects explain.
"The gardens are watered by automated subsurface irrigation systems to minimize water lost through evaporation. Passive heating is provided by a two storey north facing void that allows sun to penetrate deep into the house heating thermal mass of exposed concrete floor and ceiling. Passive cooling is provided by windows located to catch breezes cooled by the courtyard plants and pond while a two storey void facilitates natural heat removal through stack effect."
The living green plants are used in different areas of the house and they create the perfect setting to create great mood and environment for such a sunny and incredible house. And if you check through the pictures, you may find that this is not a big house but a house that uses each corner in an efficient and warm way. This is the kind of house I wanna live in!
Eco Home by Zen Architects
Urban Delice — March 25, 2008 — Eco
References: zenarchitects & freshome