Casa B: Low Energy Building, Gijón 

Project Description PHI Low Energy Demand Certification for a detached single-family house in Gijón, Asturias, designed by architect Juan Ignacio Corominas. The house consists of 184 m2 distributed in a first floor and a semi-basement floor. The construction is mixed, combining rectified thermo-clay walls with SATE insulation and a wooden structure roof with 28cm of …

Casa Pasiva B en Gijón

Passivhaus

Praxis cabecera proyectos

Project Description

PHI Low Energy Demand Certification for a detached single-family house in Gijón, Asturias, designed by architect Juan Ignacio Corominas.

The house consists of 184 m2 distributed in a first floor and a semi-basement floor. The construction is mixed, combining rectified thermo-clay walls with SATE insulation and a wooden structure roof with 28cm of thermal insulation. The carpentry is Cortizo COR 80 aluminum with Passivhaus component certification.

In the audit, Praxis verifies all calculation and design documents submitted by the Passivhaus Consultant, including architectural and installation plans and reports, PHPP calculation, Blower Door test report, ventilation commissioning, work monitoring and photographs.

Año: 2021

Lugar: Gijón, Asturias 

Servicios: Certificación Passivhaus 

Casa SgCosta: Passivhaus Plus home, Sitges

liver Style of Praxis Resilient Buildings has carried out the Passivhaus Plus certification of this single-family home in Sitges, Catalonia, designed by the architect and Passivhaus Designer Sergi Gargallo of SgARQ Passivhaus Architecture.

Casa Sg Costa

Passivhaus

Praxis cabecera proyectos

Description

Oliver Style of Praxis Resilient Buildings has carried out the Passivhaus Plus certification of this single-family home in Sitges, Catalonia, designed by the architect and Passivhaus Designer Sergi Gargallo of SgARQ Passivhaus Architecture.

During the Passivhaus certification process, Praxis audited the calculations and design documents presented by the Passivhaus Designer, including the PHPP energy model, thermal bridge calculations, architectural and HVAC drawings and reports, the Blower Door test report, the ventilation commissioning report, and photographic documentation of the construction process, to ensure that the building was built as designed and as calculated in the PHPP model.

Photos: Joan Giribet

More information about the project in our Blog article: https://praxis-rb.com/casa-sg-costa-passivhaus-plus-en-clima-calido/

Links:

International Passivhaus Projects database

Spanish Passivhaus Platform (PEP) project database

Year: 2022

Location: Sitges, Cataluña

Services:
Passivhaus certification

Casa AYA: straw bale passive house, Uruguay

Casa AYA is the first straw bale home built to Passivhaus standard in Latin America. Designed by Martin Comas of Arquitectura Regenerativa – aRRe, with Oliver Style of Praxis Resilient Building providing Passivhaus audits, the home is located in Carrasco, Uruguay.

Casa AYA

Passivhaus

Praxis cabecera proyectos

Description

Casa AYA is the first straw bale home built to Passivhaus standard in Latin America. Designed by Martin Comas of Arquitectura Regenerativa – aRRe, with Oliver Style of Praxis Resilient Building providing Passivhaus audits, the home is located in Carrasco, Uruguay.

During the Passivhaus certification process, Praxis audited the calculation and design documents presented by the Passivhaus Designer, including the PHPP energy model, thermal bridge calculations, architectural and service drawings and reports, the Blower Door test report, the ventilation commissioning report, and photographic documentation of the construction process, to ensure that the building was built as designed and as calculated in the PHPP model.

Photos: Martin Comas

References:

Project details at International Passivhaus Projects database

Featured at Passivhaus Accellerator

Year: 2022

Location: Carrasco, Uruguay

Services:
Passivhaus certification

Learnlife Eco Hub: Passivhaus learning space

Passivhaus design & consultancy for a pop-up learning hub in Castelldefels, Barcelona, designed by the Learnlife team.

Learnlife Eco Hub: pop-up learning space

Passivhaus, M & E engineering, Blower Door

Praxis cabecera proyectos

Descripción

Passivhaus consultancy for the Eco Hub, a pop-up learning hub in Castelldefels, Barcelona, designed by the Learnlife team, whose philosophy is to provide spaces that offer “a better way of learning, backed by science and research, that is learner-centred and focuses on self-determined, purpose-inspired and personal learning”.

Winner of the Green Solutions Awards 2022-2023 of Construction 21 Spain in the Low-tech Category, the Eco Hub consists of two prefabricated timber modules built by Tall Fusta and made from healthy and low environmental impact materials. Windows are made by Elke Wood Windows, with meranti frames and low-e argon filled double glazing. Each module is equipped with a Passivhaus certified Zehnder mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery, for optimum air quality.

Praxis has delivered the PHPP modelling, design of the thermal envelope and airtight layer, advice on low-impact materials, and analysis and optimisation of thermal bridges and construction detail, together with the design of the M & E systems: mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, space heating and cooling, hot water production, and solar PV.  Praxis has also undertaken the Blower Door testing and on-site Passivhaus supervision and quality control.

Photos by Jordi Vila Marta – Argotphoto

International Passivhaus Projects database

Spanish Passivhaus Platform (PEP) project database

Construction 21 Spain project database

Year: 2021

Location: Castelldefels, Barcelona

Services:
Passivhaus Consultancy, Blower Door Tests, Site supervision, MVHR design and specification, heating and cooling system design and specification