Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Smart Eco Homes in Russia

Smart Eco Homes in Russia: This smart Eco home is Russia is a must-see. This timber house designed by Russian architects Alexander Leonov and Svetlana Vasileva of Polygon Lab, is all about integration of energy efficiency, environment, health and comfort – a collaboration between engineers and energy specialists – and everything a home should be! Developed by one of Moscow’s leading developers, the Zagorodny Proekt company, and the Velux Group, the house takes the shape of traditional architecture with a modern twist. The simple wood-clad facade extends to the walls and roof of the house. Minimalist interiors feature a white backdrop, high ceilings and "snapshots" of nature through its many windows and skylights, creating a sun-soaked, bright and airy atmosphere indoors. Behind its walls, careful consideration for construction creates an eco sustainable home with thermal massing, natural lighting, solar thermal collectors, a photovoltaic solar cell system to generate electricity, and a highly effective heat pump. For more information visit Active House or Polygon Lab.
via ArchDaily
photo credit: Alexander Leonov, Torben Eskerod




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Friday, November 19, 2010

A girl's heart

"A girl's heart should be so close to God that a boy has to chase Him to find her"

CS Lewis

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Toiling in obscurity

"If the savior of the world saw fit to toil in working-class obscurity for thirty years before embarking on his cosmos-changing mission, it probably won’t hurt you to spend a bit more time forming your intellect and character before you’re ready to make your mark on the culture"