Sustainability and low energy standards have been key criteria for the architects from day one. The implementation of highest aesthetic standards and sustainability performance result in outstanding building design.
One key feature is the omission of a conventional heating system. Instead, solar hot water from the roof collectors harvests all the required energy for low temperature under floor heating and hot water - throughout the year. During wintertime’s coldest and cloudy days the fireplace contributes to the required energy, which is conserved in a large water tank in the basement.
More information and imagery for Casa Locarno: http://www.designyougo.com/
Green Good Design™ Award 2011
The 2011 Green Good Design™ Awards are announced by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. It is the largest and oldest awards for contemporary design in the world. The annual program, which was founded in 1950 and initially led by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, honours the sustainable innovation of product designs, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, with the intent to instill a call of action among American and European institutions to “Design a Better World Now.”
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designyougo – architects and designers
The architects Sebastian Gmelin und Mathis Malchow started their career at Foster + Partners in London. They founded designyougo in 2009 in Berlin. Their design-led architectural practice creates high-end architectural designs and buildings worldwide.