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December 14, 2015
Sweden

Villa Moelven in Stockholm

Villa Moelven is a celebration of the raw materials from the forest in 2015. The building is constructed of 100% wood products and the aim is to show that a sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient building can look good. The keywords for the design are labyrinthine, surprising and Nordic. Villa Moelven is a collaboration between Klas […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 21, 2015
Czech Republic

Elementary art school in Holice

The new school was built in 2014 in Holice, Czech Republic. The school is built in a passive house standard, and the expected savings are up to 60%. The building…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

September 16, 2015
United Kingdom

Enterprise Centre in Norwich

Enterprise Centre in Norwich built in 2015 is a commercial building aiming to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and passive house certifications designed by Architype. The total area is 3,400 m², and…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 27, 2015
Denmark

Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen

The Royal Playhouse was finished in February 2008 and had its grand opening on 16 February 2008, with the premiere of “Hamlet”. The construction started in October 2004, giving a…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 11, 2015
Sweden

Passive house School Högåsskolan in Knivsta

A new passive house school Högåsskolan in Knivsta in Sweden is located about 50 km from Stockholm in Sweden. The architect´s company designing the school was the Archus Architects, Margareta…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 10, 2015
Sweden

Kv. Granen in Norrköping

In Norrköping, the main argument was the energy-saving in a residential building with apartments built in 1971 and refurbished in 2014. The KV. Granen in Norrköping consists of 5 staircases…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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Single and double family houses in Greenland

This case study describes a set of single and double family houses built in Greenland in the first half of the 20th century. 1.Type 18D (single and double family house)…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 22, 2014
Sweden

Hamnhuset in Gothenburg

Two residential buildings with 115 apartments located in Gothenburg, Sweden, is renovated as a passive house (according to German definition) and also it has obtained the Green Building certification. Hamnhuset…...

AUTHOR: John Woollett

October 15, 2014
United Kingdom

30 St Mary Axe in London

30 St. Mary Axe or the Gherkin or also known as the Swiss Re, is an iconic building located in London, United Kingdom. The building has over 47,950 m², mainly…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 8, 2014
Norway

Norwegian Opera and Ballet House in Oslo

The Norwegian Opera and Ballet House looks magnificent from outside to inside and it was designed and built using “whole building design approach” as follows: 1. reduce the demand for…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 1, 2014
United States

University of California in Davis, Davis Health & Wellness Center

The University of California in Davis, USA has 6,996 m², and it was completed in 2010. The purpose is student health care, exam, treatment, education and office spaces, laboratory. The…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova