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Energy efficient modular house Prototype

Energy efficient modular house Prototype

Authors: arh. Matei Dumitrescu, arh. Anca Neculoiu, arh. Andrei Ștefănescu
Firm: studio ae - studio architecture & evolution / Atelier SEA SRL

Structure project: Inginerie Creativă
plumbing: Revolutionary Engineering Solutions Enterprise srl

Authors’ Comment

The house is inspired by the simple, archetypal design of a ridged roof house. The volumes are positioned in two directions: East-West on the ground floor and North-South on the first floor and the light is favourable to many sites.

The placement on the site considered the orientation according to the cardinal points so that each room can benefit from as much natural light as possible, according to the sustainability principles.

Thus, we obtained generous living and dining rooms with significant height, which open towards the west, onto the terrace and garden area.
The two volumes are compact, to allow for the least amount of heat loss.
We studied and proposed three variants for the modular house:
- 1st Variant - house with garage
- 2nd Variant - house with coverd space for parking
- 3rd Variant - without garage

The minimization of heat loss and minimum excess heating during the summer are achieved through details that make a difference, such as thermal insulation, impermeability, shading systems, the quality of the woodwork. The following were fitted as part of the installations project: air/water heat pump, heat recovery air treatment unit, solar cell panels.

All of these allow for a 20kwh/m²/year consumption, with 80% less compating with an usual house.

The concept for energy efficiency was detalied for all the design phases for the first variant, the house with covered garage.