In late August, Norwegian starchitecture firm Snøhetta revealed plans to collaborate with the country's Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings on ZEB Pilot House, an eco-friendly single-family house that would be constructed from zero-emission materials and produce more energy than it consumes. Renderings at the time depicted a radically tilted structure that employs ample brickwork on both the exterior and interior. Now, a few months later, it looks like construction on the demo house has wrapped up and new photos prove that the firm stayed true to what it promised.
The 2,152-square-foot home features a metal-clad roof with a 19-degree incline, which helps maximize the solar energy collected from the rooftop photovoltaic panels. Snøhetta claims that along with energy from geothermal wells, the house is capable of powering itself plus an electric car year-round. Spatially, the home sandwiches an outdoor courtyard between a kitchen and living room, while bedrooms on the second floor appear to take advantage of the height and slanted windows of the tilted volume's upper end. The site also comes with a garden area and solar-heated outdoor swimming pool. Take a look:
· Snøhetta's tilted zero energy house completed in norway [Design Boom]
· All Snøhetta coverage [Curbed National]
· All eco-friendly homes coverage [Curbed National]