The magazine H.O.M.E. Magazine for Design, Lifestyle commissioned DMAA Delugan Meissl Associated architects to plan and design a master house. Thomas Auer of Transsolar advised on climate and energy strategies. The goal was to design an example of modern living in sustainable architecture without restrictions and free of constraints. However, future issues regarding sustainability, CO2 and geo-neutrality are taken into account in the futuristic building.
The house can be opened almost completely thanks to the innovative statics as well as the use of ETFE "foil glazing". The boundaries between outside and inside dissolve. This enables novel living experiences, living and working surrounded by nature, also thanks to internal greenery. The temperature in the House 2021 always remains in a range of 21 to 26 degrees C.
Thanks to the detailed climate and energy concept, the operation of the building is almost CO2 neutral. Required heat is pumped by a demand-controlled brine-to-water heat pump from a depth of about 20 meters. Since the system is reversible, it can also be used for cooling. Underfloor heating is used for heat transfer in winter.
The energy is supplied by a photovoltaic system. Organic photovoltaics, a new development, is being considered for this, which can be applied to the ETFE film and, with an area of approx. 140 m², will supply around 10,000 kWh of electricity per year, more than the building and its users need. The film's low-e coating prevents overheating in the summer and keeps warm in the winter but allows enough daylight to enter.
The January 2021 issue of H.O.M.E. (dated Dec. 18, 2020) will showcase the building’s design, visualized with a variety of interior designs as well.
'Client': H.O.M.E. Magazin für Design, Lifestyle
Architect: DMAA Delugan Meissl Associated Architects