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Hous.E+: self-sufficient architecture

This project developed in Canada by the architecture studio Polifactory is to create a building based on energy efficiency and sustainability. In Hous.E+ water is not only stored and re-used but also is part of a energy cycle that generates power throughout a series of wall embedded micro hydro-turbines.

Hous.E+ is build upon a rammed earth wall technique that is unaffected by rain, fire or pests, plus it doesn't require any further finishing. The walls act like breathing structures, allowing air exchange without significant heat loss, working naturally as a thermal mass, storing heat in winter and rejecting in the summer, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Hous.E+ is set to produce more energy than it consumes.

©Photo: Polifactory

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