Home for Life in Lystrup, Denmark

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Home for Life in Lystrup

Sustainable Jutland House: Architecture near Aarhus, Denmark – design by AART architects

24 Jan 2018

Home for Life in Lystrup, Denmark

Design: AART architects

Location: Lystrup, Aarhus Municipality, western Denmark – located 10 km north of Aarhus city centre.

Home for Life

Home for Life is designed as the world’s first Active House and is the result of an interdisciplinary development process.

Home for Life in Lystrup

The sustainable single-family house is a CO2 neutral demonstration project and is designed to produce more energy than it consumes.

Home for Life in Lystrup

Home for Life in Lystrup

It takes Home for Life 35 years to produce the same amount of energy that was used to produce its materials, and by that time, the Active House will have returned more to nature than it has consumed.

Home for Life in Lystrup

Home for Life in Lystrup

The house is managed in such a way that electricity and heat are used to a minimum. In the summer, the automatically controlled natural ventilation is used to air the rooms.

Home for Life in Lystrup

During the heating season, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery is used, so the cold air can be heated without the use of additional energy. Intelligent control regulates the outdoor and indoor sun screening for optimizing heat and light intake as well as switching off lights when the room is not in use.

Home for Life in Lystrup

The house has 190 m2 distributed over 1 1 /2 floors. The use of natural slate, not only on the facades but also on the roof, was decided due to its remarkable durability, low CO2 impact and minimum maintenance.

Home for Life in Lystrup

Home for Life in Lystrup, Denmark – Building Information

  • Architects: AART architects aart.dk
  • Location: Lystrup (Denmark)
  • Year: 2008
  • Area: 340 m2
  • Home for Life in Lystrup

  • Engineers: Esbensen
  • Awards: Green Good Design Award 2010 / Bo Grøn Award 2009
  • Façade and roof windows: Velux www.velux.co.uk
  • Slate roof and cladding: Cupa Pizarras  www.cupapizarras.com
  • Photographer: Adam Mørk
  • Home for Life in Lystrup

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