Borlänge, Sweden – The first in a series of energy-efficient houses has been built in central Sweden. Instead of incurring high fuel bills, ‘Villa Nyberg’ is a well-insulated home that uses existing energy sources, eliminating the need for heating. People and household equipment generate the energy, according to the architects.
In collaboration with the manufacturer of low-energy houses Emrahus, architects firm Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture used the environmentally friendly building technique with the goal of ‘making it available for all’.
People can move around the building, which is designed like a clock, experiencing different views and daylight conditions in each room.
‘The round shape of the villa eliminates cold bridges and reduces the enclosing wall area of the house,’ explains architect Joakim Kaminsky.
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