Thursday, 23 December 2010

Sustainable Low Energy House Designs in Scotland

Simon Winstanley Architects has done great architectural residential project with this sustainable low energy house design located in south-west Scotland.
The house plan is built on a former quarry, mirroring the stone that characterizes the area and surrounded by a green landscape. The stone home design is topped by a wood and glass enclosure that offers beautiful scenery to the surrounding countryside and the sea, lightening up the heavy stone architecture. This glass wall house area is built using a steel frame with cedar panels and triple-glazed windows, and is topped by an overhanging roof framing the outdoor entertaining areas.
This eco sustainable home is “green” in more ways that one – apart from its views, the sustainable house boasts recycled and Earth-friendly materials and technologies throughout, including: the masonry base is finished using recycled quarry stone; high-insulation exterior walls, floor and roof; triple-glazed thermal windows; heat pump for sub-floor heating and hot water system with a closed combustion wood burning stove for back-up heating; roof-mounted Photovoltaic panels; whole-house heat recovery ventilation system.

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