As previous home need to be renovated, the owner goes with sustainable house idea on two storey orientation, as single story could replace their whole back yard with another room. The design done beautifully by Klopf Architecture brings utmost function and sustainable purpose in this very building. This interesting self-sustain house covers all energy it need by utilizing various enhancements, such as insulated structures from concrete forms and panels, windows in high performance purpose, solar photovoltaic system, turn this residence into friendly house, which both exposes the view with transparent material and preserve privacy for its user.
Black White Living Space
All of sustainability concept as basic on this house design, to provide energy it needs. Photovoltaic system utilizes both natural lighting for illumination and electric purpose, adapting solar panel to turn it into energy. Building mass and openings are north oriented, thus you can expect this building to utilize natural light in daylight, by additional attention on window lay out to prevent glare of direct sun. The designer comes up with fabricated material, minimizing wood on its performance, and using renewable source as building material to suppress negative impact for environment.
For building skin, the designer choose ‘Artisan Lap’ of Hardie Company, replacing wood siding, with various advantage features, such as termite-proof, high durability, and fire resistance. To ensure comfort for the user, all concrete material and supporting material of building, coated with additional insulation, while for almost concrete ones come with pre-cast fabricated material. Other material such as stairs, created from bamboo, which is renewable.