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An energy efficient house in Vidrà

The house in Vidrà
Case study

An energy efficient house in Vidrà

17 June 2024
A house in Vidrà, Spain, combines sustainable materials, energy efficient design, efficient construction practices, and a strong connection with the surrounding landscape. It prioritises low environmental impact, high energy efficiency, and cost-effective solutions while maintaining architectural quality and integration with the local context.
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Developed by Vivet de Vidrà Carpentry, designed by the architectural firm Sau Taller d'Arquitectura, the project - a dwelling located in Vidrà, Spain - aims to achieve:

  1. Low environmental impact and high energy efficiency,

  2. Competitive cost and high-quality construction, and

  3. Integration into the landscape.

To meet these objectives, the project employs:

  • Bare, neutral materials: utilising a large concrete plinth to manage the uneven plot and a dry construction method with laminated wood structures and wood-cement composite panels

  • Efficient use of resources: minimal openings for optimal solar radiation, reducing thermal bridges and energy consumption

  • Standardised construction: BIM modeling and a modular approach minimise waste and reduce costs. A highly efficient floor plan centralises essential services (kitchen, bathrooms) to free the facades from technical constraints apart from isolation

Photo © Andrés Flajszer

Date of publication
Geographic coverage
Local (city or municipality)
Original Author
Sau Taller d'Arquitectura
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