With the house of the future, energy conservation will be home!

Do you remember the futuristic homes that were present in the movies or in science fiction novels? Those houses in which it seemed that the house could respond automatically to all your requests?

Now that kind of houses have become part of reality and are called smart homes. The automation and the resulting connectivity between all the technologies that are part of the home automation It allowed that the house can become even smarter.

However, the intelligent home today not only allows you to control any remote electronic aids or to his being "energy" but responds to a range of the current lifestyle changes.

They were added flexible floor plans capable of creating different environments over the years, according to individual needs of the family to be filled, free time, relax or play.

In this article we want to mention in particular the W.I.N.D. house, a house North Holland family designed by UNStudio that uses integrated sustainable solutions and systems home automation, maintaining a flexible space and attention to energy saving.


W.I.N.D. house is situated not far from the sea, in the province of North-Holland, and close to a wooded area and is open at the front of a characteristic landscape of northern Holland, il polder. The whole house is designed to harness the energies arising from the elements and to derive maximum benefit from every season of the year.

A complete system home automation It enables integrated control of electrical devices, such as solar panels and mechanical equipment; In fact, the solar panels on the roof can convey all the solar energy possible. In addition to increase the heat capacity is present a central heat pump, che regola il riscaldamento e il raffreddamento dell’aria e dell’acqua.

Great attention has been paid to the glasses: The tinted glass used in front and rear facades serves to control the overheating. Moreover also it plays a major privacy function does not waste heat by natural light, all this contributes to energy saving dell'edificio.


The walls of the house are covered with natural clay plaster and in particular walls are made of clay bricks that help to create a healthy microclimate due to evaporation Clay.




Finally, the same provision of the rooms is defined by the external environmental conditions. The sleeping area and work, which are areas that require more privacy, They are located towards the rear part of the house, while the living areas have large panoramic views and bright.

The shape of the house recalls the shape of a flower, the four facades appear the petals that collect in them glimpses of landscape, as to want to incorporate in the house. These niches are connected visually with each other, by the prospects that cross the heart of the building. At the center is an open staircase that connects the front and rear wings, to give a sense of continuity to the whole.




  • unstudio.com
  • Green building magazine
  • domusweb.it
  • inhabitat.com


Photos © No Powilleit (Interior) / © Fedde de Weert (Exterior)

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