From the far-out to the ordinary: Passive House design aesthetics are wide open

Two Passive House projects in Illinois and England, demonstrate huge variation in design approach allowed by standard.

We’ve been on a Passive House kick for the past few posts of Field Notes, so I thought I’d share images and links to a couple of projects that show the broad aesthetic range possible with the standard.

First is the Stanton House in Urbana, Illinois, which employs traditional architectural features that are juxtaposed against the cutting-edge building technologies embodied by the home.

        Passive House in England

Second is the wild-looking Crossway House, England’s first certified Passive House, featured today by the Inhabitat blog.  The home sports a green roof built on a parabolic arch that vaults over the core structure.  Check out some great pics of the project at Inhabitat.


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