MODERN COMFORT: ZEB PILOT HOUSE

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Ultra modern homes sometimes take on a cold, harsh vibe with oddly shapes and a museum like feel to them, often looking great, but not so homey.

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The ZEB Pilot house in Narvik, Norway changes that and the way we think about ultra modern homes and shows that you can integrate the modern and still keep it warm and cozy.

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This single family home is designed by Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body SINTEF, Zero Emission Building (ZEB) partner Brødrene Dahl, and Optimera. The sloped roof is fixated with solar-thermal panels and geothermal energy ground wells creating a zero emission dwelling.  In fact this innovative home produces enough surplus energy to power an electric car for a year.

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Besides its striking exterior there is ample amount of natural light that fills the modern geometric shaped house to keep it bright. The home also features a beautiful atrium with outdoor fireplace, surrounded by wooden logs and bricks, creating a cabin-like feel.

Story By: Briana Dorton
Images By: Snohetta

 

 

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