Sunlight contributes with passive solar energy through the south and east faced windows and you benefit directly from the resources of nature. Unpleasant overheating in the summer is avoided by using awning blinds in combination with airing. To go a step further in using the energy of the sun, solar panels contribute to the heating of the water for the household. The degrees saddle roof faces south east so the thermal solar panels are
put to full use.
The energy quality of a house is a step towards sustainability in living with the introduction of solar panels, natural ventilation through roof windows, floor heating and good insulation, Lumina house is a holistic solution in contemporary energy-balanced architecture which meets the requirements of low energy class 1, which is 50% of a normal house.
Low energy class 1 40,1
Low energy class 2 57,4
Minimum requirement 80,2
Calculation for Lumina House 39,7
The house is divided into functional zones – day and night on the ground floor and in the attic – ensuring comfortable use of the building every day. The combination of supplying air through façade windows and leading the exhaust air out the highly placed roof windows results in effective ventilation of the air in the living areas of the house. The window layout is well suited for using natural ventilation in the summertime to cool the building because of the stack effect between façade windows and roof windows.
Following daylight research carried out by the architects, each space in the house has been considered independently in terms of its orientation according to sun and natural light needs for different home activities. Meanwhile, following the research of a more functional division of spaces, the ground floor and upper floors show a modern and open- space way of living with the open kitchen and living space leading directly to the terrace and garden. A generous spaciousness, filled with light and insights into the garden, characterizes the ground floor plan.
The house has been positioned for an optimal utilisation of sunlight. The exterior design with a pitched roof, has clear connections with the archetype of a family house. In accordance with the idea of letting the garden into the house or expanding the house into the garden, the façades open onto the green surroundings with terraces and big vertical windows.
House Lumina is the first project from the collection HOUSES XXI, which will be built in Poland. The object is to develop exemplary housing solutions certified by experts from the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency that meet demands of a modern family, combining comfort with a concern about the state of the houses nature surroundings.
Narodowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A., VELUX Polska Sp. z o.o., Schüco International Polska Sp. z o.o., Plannja Sp. z o.o., GE Money Bank S.A., Microtech International S.A., URSA Polska Sp. z o.o., Rekuperatory Sp. z o.o., Rockwool Polska Sp. z o.o., Xella Polska Sp. z o.o., Stiebel Eltron Polska Sp. z o.o., KRONOPOL Sp. z o.o., Saint-Gobain Construction Products Polska Sp. z o.o. marka Weber (maxit), S. Siedle & Söhne OHG, Polska Woda Deszczowa Sp. z o.o., TECE Sp. z o.o., GLASPOL Sp. z o.o., Stahlton Polska Sp. z o.o., Astra-Technologia Betonu Sp. z o.o., REHAU Sp. z o.o., Simpson Strong-Tie Sp. z o.o., „Dom & Wnętrze”, „Budujemy Dom”, Grupa e-budownictwo.pl