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.
photo credit: Alexander Leonov, Torben Eskerod