The Park Passive house by NK Architects is a great example of the potential for the Passive House building standard. The technical rigor of ultra energy efficiency is often dominated by just that…technical rigor, leaving the connection to context and natural surroundings, aesthetics and awareness of spaces and the lives lived in them as after thoughts…if thought about at all. To capture all of these considerations in a project is no simple task and goes far beyond building science and is what Architecture is really about…in any building type. The question of whether Passive House or Net Zero is the appropriate path for our future is still up for grabs. To only “building to code” is an expensive proposition and a liability for the future market value of the building whether your heating or cooling. Nice project NK Architects.
Follow this link to Archdaily.com to see and read about the Park Passive house. (for large format images only click on the first image and scroll through all the photos)
Oh and, by the way, Studio III Architects has its first certified Passive House “on the boards” and planning on stunning results as well!