Sustainable by design 2050

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Projects

Haus Rauch

Haus Rauch

An important aspect of social sustainability in this project is that it sends a positive signal about earthen architecture to emerging and developing countries. It is important to show countries of the developing world that earth can also be successfully deployed as a building material where we live, and that European standards can be realized with ecological materials and lots of manual labor. Society: The close collaboration with regionally based technical consultants and realization of the building with the aid of craftsmen from the town and nearby villages has a large impact on people's identification with the built surroundings. Furthermore, traditional knowledge from the region could thus also flow into the planning and ...

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The stacked Allotment

The stacked Allotment

Houses 
 The linear arranged structures stand perpendicularly to the Breitenfurter Straße and are oriented in southeast/northwest direction. All windows look in a green range and/or a yard. Roads 
 The completion on the side of the heavily used road, the city axis, is formed by a system consisting of connecting courses, staircases and elevators. In this half-public permeable filter between the city (road) and the dwellings (green range) access balconys lead lead into the depth of the building lines. Stacked Gardens Stacked Gardens 
between the structures bridges are stretched, to which the access balconys attach. This system allows to have front gardens, terraces and green free-spaces in each storey. The dwellings are set into a ...

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Velux Sunlighthouse

Velux Sunlighthouse

The Sunlighthouse is the first CO2-neutral single-family-house in Austria. It was completed end of 2010. The project was launched about two years ago by the Velux company as a part of their Pan European experiment, the so called model home 2020 project. The goal is to develop, build and monitor a house as a prototype following the highest approach to progressive and sustainable building and living. The challenge of the Austrian model home was to create a house that taps the full potential of the plot on one hand and to develop an energy and ecology concept to erase the ecological footprint of the house within the next thirty years on the other hand. What distinguishes this project from many ambitious preceding projects is the need and wish ...

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Passive Energy Housing Complex "Samer Mösl"

Passive Energy Housing Complex "Samer Mösl"

A large proportion of the population of the "Samer Mösl" passive-house estate is made up of people with an immigration background. 60 attractive apartments were built for about 200 residents, primarily people with various ethnic backgrounds and low income. Therefore low building costs were obligatory. A cost guarantee was demanded already during the competition. The total construction costs amounting about 6.3 million euro, we could keep our guarantee. Vehicle traffic remains on the edge of the estate, with the gardens of the ground-floor apartments and the terraces and loggias of the two upper stories being useable without traffic nuisance. Children and pets can spend time between the housing blocks out of harm's way. And the private ...

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Camp Wildalpen

Camp Wildalpen

Camp Wildalpen is one of six youth camps currently planned and realised within the context of the LeaderPlus project. Supported by the EU and the province of Styria, the programme aims to "make a contribution to regional architecture, improve the communication climate and raise self-confidence in the "LeaderPlus" regions."

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