eco-friendly house

Israel-based studio Sharon Neuman Architects have designed the Eco House H, completed in 2011.

This project is a 215 square meter home located in Herzelya, Israel.

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Eco House H by Sharon Neuman Architects:

This house in Herzelya is located on a long and narrow plot and does therefore present a difficult design task. One of the problems, for example, is that the adjacent house in the west blocks light and airflow. The solution consists of a series of protruding segments breaking out of the contour in the east to generate south and north light and air access. The eastern wall is  left with only a few openings. 
  
The house is planned with energy efficiency as one of the leading goals. A number of design details are utilized, among them: efficient insulating materials, southern walls have extra thickness, Adobe blocks inserted in selected places for extra thermal mass; Also, rainwater and dew are collected and stored, water recycled where possible, and solar water heater is installed as well as a composting device. 

 

Photos from Sharon Neuman Architects

 

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