Un brin de paille

Un brin de paille
Written by Hugues Delcourt

individual housing

For the design of this house, the goal is to
develop, like the straw, a dwelling
technically simple, healthy and alive through
materials and techniques used.
As an architect, the project owner is
convinced that man needs to be able to
warm by the fire. This elementary reflection
leads to question the standard building
“Liabilities” which, by definition, has an inertia
heat such as a heating system is not
The project owner then follows other paths
leading comfort, energy independence and
a “carbon zero” building. The intention is to
show that it is possible to achieve a need
Global primary energy very low, while addressing
the project in terms of technology and simplicity
constructive and felt comfortable.
Finally, the terrain, with many
walls against land and a well-facing slope, allows
to design a bioclimatic house said.
The house is not passive but goals
end are identical, ie minimize
consumption of primary energy and aim the autono-
Energy crumb.

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Hugues Delcourt