This is a project by Karawitz Architecture and it is located at Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, France. Project's program: Plus energy (low consumption) wooden house. There are fifteen images for Maison Damico.
Located in the picturesque Vallée de Chevreuse, this house received the German label 'Passivhaus' and a 30000 € grant from the General Council for its exceptional architectural qualities.
Context: With its contemporary architecture and its environmental feats, the house stays naturally comfortable in winter and in summer. Its ecological print is very low concerning its construction and use.
Description: Conceived according to the adage 'the cheapest energy is the one you do not consume', no heating system is necessary thanks to its level of insulation and the use of bioclimatic principles. Despite of the installation of a fire-place following the choice of the client, the air tightness rates of this house are amongst the best in the world. A hot water battery in the double flow Controlled Mechanical Ventilation system and a radiant heating system in the bathrooms are sufficient.
Materials and proceeds: The house has been built to last with using materials and techniques known as safe for health. The envelop is conceived on a base of massive wood panels, insulated from the outside with wood wool, then covered with a larch coating.