The primitive men used to huddle inside caves but since the dawn of civilization houses have been made for dwelling. Architects have always experimented with the building materials and the shape of a house. In different parts of the world, different building materials are used to make sustainable houses. For example, in the polar region, houses named igloo are made with ice. In this article, you will come across some exceptionally sustainable housing solutions.
EDGE housing concept:
Revelations Architects have built an amazingly compact and modular house in Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin. This eco-friendly house has been made with local timber. It is only 320 square ft but fulfills the basic dwelling requirements of the residents. The insulated exterior shutter resists the heat from radiating and keeps the home warmer throughout the night. It is also capable of geothermal heating and collects rainwater for regular usage. The house is capable of saving energy and reduces the carbon footprint of residents.
ILEK’s self-sustaining house:
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design or ILEK has designed a lovely conceptual housing solution. They have created their amazing housing structure in the University of Stuttgart. This house is popularly referred to as the Plus-Energy House with Electromobility. It uses different green energy sources to generate power for every household necessity. Solar thermal generators will be generating power for the regular use of the residents. The energy producing tools will be interacting through a display screen. There are photovoltaic cells on the roof.
KH Home’s Solar Powered House:
The solar powered home built by the KH Home may look like any other ranch style house but it has some amazing capabilities. The roof of this house has solar panels in every tile. The generated power is stored in a battery for later use. The tiles have a special type of embedded catalyst that oxidizes during the day and decreases nitrogen oxide pollution and smog formation.
Zero Energy Homes:
The architects of Graft Lab have designed and built the unique zero energy homes for the YTL Green Home Competition. Located in Kuala Lumpur these houses have been made with organic bamboo frames and glass fabric. It has a water recycling system and sways with the winds.
This house was built for a rich and resourceful shipping tycoon. Enter Architecture has done a great job in making this off the grid house a luxurious one. Despite of being luxurious it uses sustainable methods for recycling water, heating water and providing light.
Architects are incorporating newer and better techniques and scientific methods to build sustainable houses. The green and sustainable house concept should be turned into reality very soon.