Villa on The Hillside

Location: Lisnyky, Kiev region, (UKRAINE)

Owner/investor: Company Danica

Architects: Brovarnyk A.L.

Project type: Villa


Design parameters: Comfort

  • The house has a fairly high performance of Daylight Factor. The home average is 6.5%. At the same time, in the bedrooms on the upper floor, this indicator is greater than 8%. We were able to achieve this thanks to the orientation of the premises to the south, west and east. All windows in the main rooms are on the floor. The dark hall on the second floor was illuminated by a window in the roof. In order to avoid overheating, visors and sun cutters were installed in the south and west. To reduce the level of CO2, the horizontal and vertical windows were made openable for ventilation to create natural ventilation in addition to the mechanical ventilation in the house. All living rooms are well insulated during the day. A comfortable temperature is maintained in the house throughout the day.

Design parameters: Energy

  • The building is designed and constructed in such a way as to minimize heat loss. The building envelope is completely sealed. The main structural material of the walls is special blocks with Neopor external insulation, which has the best thermal insulation characteristics. The house is sealed like a thermos. Energy demand is 69 kWh / m². Using a heat pump minimizes the need for electricity. Solar panels are installed all over the roof, generating renewable energy. This replaces the electricity consumption by 70%. Solar collectors heat the water, which also minimizes the cost of additional heating. Visors are installed on the south and west façades to prevent overheating in summer. In winter, the design contributes to passive heating. Natural ventilation plays an important role. Skylights are installed on the roof of the house, which promotes the circulation of fresh air from the bottom up, as well as natural cooling. Energy supply of the buildaing is 55.0 kWh / m²That`s why Primary energy is 14 kWh / m².

Design parameters: Environment

  • The main wall material – brick – is a completely environmentally friendly material. Brick is made of natural, raw materials, including clay, sand and other minerals. Brick is a building product that lasts for hundreds of years without maintenance. The lime-based mortar used in brick buildings can be broken down and the bricks cleaned and recycled. The second main material is concrete. The concrete used is Completely Recyclable material. Mineral demolition waste can be recycled crushed aggregates for concrete in the future. The wood used are certified and comes from forests that are FSC certified. The use of rainwater for gardening is also available.


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