Zeb Pilot House by Snøhetta

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Sep 2014 10:43 pm | Homes

The Zeb Pilot House located in Larvik, Norway is a contemporary residence designed by the Snohetta architectural practice who is an active partner in the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and thus they collaborated with SINTEF, ZEB, Brodrene Dahl and Optimera to design a single family home with zero emissions, as a demonstration platform for the building methodology and for learning.

The house is extensively monitored to improve the understanding of building performance and the house satisfies the criteria for the ZEBOM classification which calls for zero emission from all materials used in the construction, daily operation and user equipment as well as an electric vehicle.

The house is powered by fully integrated photovoltaic panels and the outdoor swimming pool and shower have been heated by solar-generated thermal heat surpluses. With all the experimental features, the design wanted to maintain the qualities of a regular home, so the interior was created for comfort as well as for efficiency with fruit trees and vegetable gardens to provide a way of producing food at a small scale.

 

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