Photo: Adam Mørk
For the LichtAktiv Haus project, we applied energy-efficient architecture to a traditional home in the Wilhemsburg district of Hamburg to create a comfortable, modern living space. The house uses solar energy, numerous windows on the façades and roof, and a natural ventilation system, to turn a classic 1950s semi-detached house into a carbon-neutral home of the future. When complete, every room will be bathed in daylight and powered by clean, renewable energy.
The Model Home 2020 experiments comply with the Active House principles where the three main principles of energy, indoor climate and environment are actively integrated in the design of buildings. This Active House radar shows how all parameters within each principle are balanced against each other, enabling the holistic approach and overview to sustainable buildings. It also shows that the Active House parameters depend on active choices within each parameter.
See more about Active House here