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House in Muros. Certified Passivhaus.

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Detached house situated in Muros del Nalon, Spain which integrates both the concepts of the Passivhaus standard energy efficiency and bioclimatic architecture. This way the building guarantees an almost zero energy consumption. The housing is formed by two different volumes, which are arranged according to different orientations, the prevailing winds and views. The volumes are adapted to the shape of the plot and alignments marked by urban planning. The north facade has almost no openings, avoiding energy losses. The south façade has large windows in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom, promoting solar gains in winter. In summer the house is protected by shading and temporary solar shading. As for the materials used, the architecture of the fishing villages of the Asturian western coast, are formed by volumes of different colors and wooden galleries. These two materials are reinterpreted and are used on the exterior envelope of the building: the volumes where the rooms are located have a continuous Siberian Larch wood  (...)

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