Lantern-house

Energy-efficient cabin in the woods

8. Residential interiors

Concepts

2013

The demand for the high energy efficiency of the house made the heated space shrink. The living space may vary in accordance with the season: in winter only the heated ground floor can be used, warm midseason weather allows to spend time in the glass-enclosed patio, an open terrace on the top is good for hot summer days.

The house, therefore, shrivels or expands, mimicking natural thermoregulatory patterns. And when the patio is lit in the evening, the house resembles a giant lantern glowing through the woods.