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Gorgeous slate-clad Passive House for a sustainable future

22 August 2017

pasive house with natural materials

This House located in Asturias (northern Spain) has been designed to become a net zero energy home! Do you know how to get it? Find out here all the details ...

GREATEST CONVENIENCE WITH NATURAL MATERIALS

The architecture studio Duque y Zamora, specialized in Passivhaus standard, has just finished this project aiming to minimize the use of conventional heating and cooling systems, make the most of light and optimize the energy efficiency.

The main objective was to build a house combining the highest comfort and an almost zero energy consumption, taking as reference the Passivhaus Standard.

In order to comply with the near net zero requirements, it has been essential to make a previous analysis of the climatic conditions. A basic premise for an efficient building is a good study of weather, orientation, solar radiation, the shadows that the building will have and how they will affect it…

pasive house duque y zamora architects

For this family home located in Asturias (Spain) there were three main elements to take into account:

  • The sunlight (the energy needed to heat the home is given naturally by solar radiation).
  • The wind (it causes energy losses).
  • The views towards the sea, that were absolutely essential for the owners.

NATURAL SLATE FOR A BIOCLIMATIC HOUSE

The house has an elongated rectangular floor plan with a gable roof. In order to optimize the energy efficiency, a natural slate façade has been installed, so it avoids the direct impact of the wind directly on the house.

house Passivhaus standard in Spain

When designing a bioclimatic house like this one, there is no better option than a natural material with inimitable technical characteristics such as natural slate. Its strength, durability and sustainability have made it the ideal solution for this Passive House roofing and cladding.

In total, for the façade 148.65m2 of CUPA 17 natural slates were installed (40 × 25 cm) and 139.71 m2 of the same material in 56 × 25 format a for the roof. 

bioclimatic house with a slate facade in Spain

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