unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
sep 19, 2013

unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home

unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
photo by sergio pirrone
all images courtesy of unsangdong architects





unsangdong architects have developed ‘energy+ green home’, employing environmentally friendly technology to realize a dwelling that offers an intelligent energy saving system. built according to the passive house certificat from passivhaus institut in german, the house is a direct result of the collaborative work between the korean firm of jang yoon gyoo, shin chang hoon, and kolon institute of technology (lee sung jin, team chief and yim sung gyun, CEO).


the aim of ‘energy+ green home’ is to present an energy zero housing prototype that follows three E+ concepts: energy+, sustainable energy  integrated with green technologies; eco+, environmental friendly housing; and emotion+, housing which stimulates the inhabitants emotions–the dwelling having been conceived using a total of 95 green technologies. most immediately the structure’s overall consumption is minimized by the application of high performance insulation and high density triple pane windows. the resulting air tight performance they give reduces air leakage to a minimium, in order that the indoor temperature is maintained at a constant.



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
the green roof makes the home appear like a terraced landscape
photo by sergio pirrone




energy+ is achieved through solar photovoltaic panels installed along sections of the rooftop thus allowing the house to run on non conventional heating and electricity methods (solely the power generated by sunlight during the day). additionally, new technologies, including a cooling radiator and natural lighting system with ventilation are integrated in order to maximize the residents’ overall comfort.



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
the house’s silhouette mimics that of a mountain
photo by sergio pirrone




 the eco+ approach is evident in the green wall and roof structures which create a visual harmony between nature and architecture. the home also uses purified rainwater, while recycled plastic and lumber implemented into the construction of the furniture, adorns the interior spaces.



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
interior views of the lofted second floor
photo by sergio pirrone




finally, emotion+ is achieved via several systems of kankan, a storage system conceived by kolon engineering & construction which are applied to optimize space. environmentally friendly wall papers and CO2 concentration monitoring are also used within the building, whereby 450 sensors are installed throughout the home to conrol the diverse number of scientific applications and green technologies at hand; while an E+MS (energy+management system) is set in place to save, combine and control the information on energy output and input through the connection of various elements within the house such as lighting, outlets, switches etc.



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
the architecture sees the interior and exterior blending into one another
photo by sergio pirrone



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
photo by sergio pirrone




in wanting to combine the efforts of green technology with architecture in a subtle way, unsangdong architects have envisioned an expressive green roof which moves its way over the folds of the exterior, seamlessly integrating landscape and energy system all at once. the overall scheme of the rooftecture is one terraced landscape, with greenery moving over its faceted mountain-like silhouette.



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
aerial view of the site
photo by sergio pirrone



unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home
eco rooftecture sketch


unsangdong architects: sustainable E+ green home


project info:

client: KOLON E&C
site area: 5,525m²
building area: 951.83m²
building scale: two stories above ground
gross floor area: 1,733.08m²
building coverage ratio: 17.23%
gross floor ratio: 31.37%
structure: reinforced concrete
exterior finishing: facade insulation system(stotherm classic), stellac wood, green wall, pv panel, bipv panel, solar tube, glass
interior finishing: birchwood
project architect: jang yoon gyoo, shin chang hoon, kim youn soo
project team: choi young eun, kim ho jin, ahn hye joon
structural engineering: the kujo
technology advisor: fraunhofer institute for solar energy systems
civil engineering, mechanic, electric engineering, construction: KOLON E&C, hanil mec
ubiquitos building system: CVnet corporation
furniture design: KOLON E&C housing business division, noriko gondo, yein design

  • Whilst I realise that most posts are about creating architectural kudos I wish that there could be some posts about real, affordable, and practical homes for real people who have limited budgets but would like to have something other than mass builder housing.

    Ron Stephens says:
  • thank you Ron…

    marisa muratori says:

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