First floor: 842 s.f.
Second floor: 746 s.f.
Total size: 1588 s.f.
This house is
designed to provide comfort in a variety of climates: dry, humid middle
latitude, continental, and cold.
treatment and conservation, together with the fine insulating properties
of earth, provide the principals on which this ultimate passive solar
design is founded. Earth-sheltered buildings best protect against extreme
temperature variations, storms, earthquakes, noise and sadly, even military
air strikes. With this in mind, as well as the passive design principles
of internal heat zoning and compact planning, this EcoHouse was designed.
The living room,
the kitchen, the dining room and the bedrooms all face maximum sunlight,
whereas the secondary spaces spread along the part of the house which
is fully sheltered by earth. Special emphasis has been put on the utility
room to accommodate heating installations, but which can also be modified
to serve as garage, storage, or a guest room accordingly. The house could
be ideally embedded into the sloping ground of a mountainous region, but
can also be built on level ground of valleys and plains, since excavated
earth could easily be bermed to cover the building on three sides.
and foundations are made of recycled concrete blocks with recycled paper
fillings. Recycled glass is used for floor insulation, as well. An insulating
entry air lock has been provided, together with sliding doors with tempered,
insulated glass. All windows are sliding, double-glazed, with the possibilities
of the beadwall system employed. Water-saving toilets, and other water-saving
equipment has been used throughout the project. All installations between
the lower and upper floors run through a vertical service duct, which
is also fully accessible for inspection and maintenance.
include: living room, kitchen and dining, entry,utility, store room, half
bath, and laundry.
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include: Master bedroom, master bath, bedrooms 2 and 3, and bath.
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this EcoHouse would provide you with increased green areas on both building
axes. The entire roof area can be used for planting vegetables or making
a roof garden, thereby providing an independent food source for the occupants.
1) Upper greenery 2) Front and side greenery (e.g. creepers) 3) Front
4) Heat sink greenery 5) Indoor greenery.
water can easily be utilized in this EcoHouse design
to reduce the domestic water consumption expenses. Being
earth-sheltered, the water tank is protected from extremely
low or high temperatures. The earth falls around the tank
are profiled in such a way as to funnel the rainwater into the
The collected water is then thoroughly treated for domestic consumption
using the state-of-the-art StormTreat System produced by StormTreat
Systems, Inc. Rainwater is treated by 100% biological means and is 100%
safe for domestic use.
The pond is envisaged to provide an additional home-made food source for
the household: it is used for breeding algae, crayfish, and catfish. The
softwater algae feed on crayfish excrement. The catfish eat the algae, and
of the house, in turn, may eat the crayfish. Please bear in mind, that if
you are a vegetarian, or would not readily support such a food chain under
your own roof, you can always use the pond as an internal fountain, or an
insulated vertical wind shaft, ending in a skylight, provides natural
cross-ventilation and lighting of the living room and the bedroom above.
1) Sunlight reflected into the building in the morning/afternoon or the
winter season 2) Protection against excessive sunlight
The windcatches provided for natural cross-ventilation are provided with
skylights to serve as additional natural lighting sources. The skylights
should be directed to face your prevailing winds and/or natural light
sources. They are designed with an inner reflecting surface attached to
to an insulating board. The former reflects sunlight into the home, the
latter prevents heat losses from inside to the outside.
exhaust and foul indoor air has been used to heat the cool outdoor air
entering your EcoHouse. The ceiling runs the length from northern to southern
wall respectively, so that the rising, hot indoor air heats up the incoming
cool/cold air, using the principles of convection.1) Lower insulated ceiling
surface 2) Metal divider 3) Southern wall of the EcoHouse 4) Northern
wall of the EcoHouse 5) Upper insulated ceiling surface.
windows oriented towards the sun attract maximum solar radiation during
the cold season, but are also provided with external reflecting surfaces
and rigid insulating boards that are operated manually. You can regulate
the amount of sun needed throughout the day/year and close the shutters
completely at night to store the solar heat collected during the day. 1)
Reflecting position 2) Shading device position 3) Precipice protection position.
When building a new home,
you will need working drawings which provide hundreds of additional details.
You can save time and money by purchasing these eco-home building plans,
professionally designed and produced in English language to meet ISO and
BS recognized building standards. Best of all, you will only pay a fraction
of the original design cost because the design cost is shared by so many
people all over the globe.
Working Drawings include:
* Site Plan:
Shows the proposed site layout of your eco-house and the corresponding
* Foundation Plan:
Show foundations with all load-bearing points and footings applicable
to your eco-home.
* Floor Plan(s):
Show the placement and dimensions of all interior walls in your eco-house
floor plans, materials, levels, specifications, etc.
* Roof Plan:
Show roofs with all constructional elements, specifics and dimensions
applicable to your eco-home.
Cross-sectional views of your entire eco-house, with materials, marked
details, sectional labeling, dimensions, levels, roof pitches, etc.
* Exterior Elevation(s):
Show exterior materials, details, and all necessary measurements from
all sides of your Eco-home.
* Vertical Circulation Details:
Shows additional details and dimensions of elaborate staircases, ramps,
elevators, and other vertical circulation means within your eco-home building
* Joinery details:
Shows additional details and dimensions of elaborate ecological window
and door designs within your eco-home building plans.
* Equipment details:
Show additional details and dimensions of active solar equipment (e.g.
solar collectors) within your eco-home building plans.
* Rainwater treatment
*Internal finishes details
*Water Supply and Drainage details
*Surface Water Drainage details
orders for plans you can choose between downloading your purchased plans
from the Internet, and/or ordering plans printed in black and white on
ISO A3 recycled, acid-free paper, containing a minimum of 50% recycled
de-inked fiber paper, register airmailed to your postal address. By expressing preference for the printed version of the
purchased design, and including an extra-charge to cover the plotting
and shipment expenses, you could not only have the CAD Working Drawings
that you could modify to meet your requirements of your energy-efficient
dreamhouse, but the printed version of the original, as well! The facility
of black and white print on A3 format means that you can literally photocopy
your EcoHouse plans to as many copies as required by your local building
rules and regulations. Likewise, the structural calculations, the materials
lists and the specifications, are all printed on Letter and A4 paper formats
respectively, which further facilitates reproduction for your needs. Included
with the printed plans is a business-card CD comprising the house plans
in CAD and PDF format.
For ordering the CAD files
only, once you have placed your order and your payment has been processed
and approved, an email with your Internet download address is sent automatically
to your registered email address. Each download address can be used once,
and once only. Should you encounter any difficulties or inconvenience
with the download, please contact us immediately.
| CAD DXF files
and Associates usually create designs on computers by using CAD (Computer
Aided Design) software. The most common type of CAD files are the DXF files,
which can be opened by various brands of CAD software. The DXF files downloadable
for our designs give you all the features you would get from the blueprints
for the same eco-house, and still have all the important details you need
to build an eco-home. There are also software utilities available that let
you convert a CAD file from one format to another. If you need a different
file format we can sometimes provide other file formats. If you have a question
about what version the CAD file will be, then please ask about this before
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