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passive house / modular / prefab / contemporary
CASA LA FLORESTA

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Characteristics

  • Type:

    prefab, modular, passive

  • Style:

    contemporary

  • Framing:

    wooden frame

  • Other characteristics:

    energy-efficient, two-story, with terrace

  • Area:

    200 m² (2,153 ft²)

Description

When you fall in love with a house because of its appearance, history, and location, but at the same time it is too small for a family of 5 and all their activities, it is time to consider an extension to rise to the challenge This is what has been done in La Floresta. A modern energy efficient extension based on a wooden structure for a house with a history.

The Wood Extension has been constructed on a concrete slab, and based on a light framework from local timber, which provides both lightness and strength to the construction.
Starting with the custom design of the extension,precise cutting machinery has yielded, with pinpoint accuracy, the sections and parts of the walls and wood floors.
These walls have been filled with sheep’s wool to provide the insulation and thermal comfort the house needed, and cladding has been added on both sides as a finishing.

The correct orientation, the wood shading devices and the composition of the walls minimize the need for energy to heat the house, but ensure the provision of comfortable temperatures all year round