Karawitz Architecture has created the first passive house in Parisian region, Bessancourt, France. This efficient project is quite successful to receive the European labeled certification PHI ?Passiv Haus Institut?. The residence has double facade, and the exterior is clad in non-treated bamboo that building envelopes the frame in solid wood panels. Although, the shape of the house is traditional, it looks original due to bamboo finish. The house design is closed on the North to limit energy loss and opened on the South to take benefit of free sunshine. The designers also used photovoltaic panels on the roof to supplement the eco program. The interiors are very warm and cozy because of wooden finish.
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