Passivhaus around the World, Part 1: Houses (continued)

Here is a continuation of our global survey of houses that are both high performance and high design. See the previous blog entry for the introduction.

Stroh Haus, Eschenz, Switzerland
Designer: Felix Jerusalem, Zürich, Switzerland
Completed: 2006
Construction: Compressed Straw fiber panels
Energy use: 15 kWh/m²a
Minergie energy standard


Passive House, Bessancourt, France
Designer: Karawitz Architecture, Paris, France
Completed: 2009
Construction: Solid wood panels
Area: 177m2
Energy use: Unknown
Certified Passive House
images: Karawitz Architecture
For more info: archdaily

Designer: h2c_GmbH, Beinwil am See, Switzerland
Completed: 2009
Construction: cross laminated timber
Passive House
images: C.Reinhard
For more info:

Passivhaus mit Sonnendeck, Gerasdorf, Austria
Designer: Thomas Abendroth Architekt, Vienna, Austria
Completed: 2007
Construction: Masonry
Energy use: unknown
Certified Passive House
images: Thomas Abendroth
For more info: architekturblog

Solar Decathalon 2007, competition winner
Designer: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Completed: 2007

SurPLUShome, Solar Decathalon 2009 competition winner
Designer: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Completed: 2009
For more info: TU Darmstadt,

Certified Passivhaus, Kamakura, Japan
Designer: Key Architects, Kanagawa, Japan
images: Key Architects

I Box, Tromsø, Norway
Designer: Steinsvik Arkitektkontor AS
Completed: 2005
Construction: solid wood walls
Energy use: less than 50 kWh/m2/yr
images: Steinsvik Arkitektkontor AS
For more info:

Einfamilienhaus Lustenau, Austria
Designer: k_m architektur, Bregenz, Austria
Completed: 2007
Energy use: unknown
images: k_m architektur
For more info:

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