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:: Future Energy ::

For the Future Evolution House the energy question has an important role to play. The facade and the roof of the house produce solar energy and solar heated water, and the longterm aim is for the house to produce more energy than it uses.

The future of energy supply lies with the Energy Grid, a network of decentralized private houses, small thermal power plants or office buildings with wind turbines or fuel cell technology which supply energy to a national grid. Electric cars with their strong batteries can be used as a buffer.

Our Project

The Future Evolution House uses photovoltaic cells from Soltecture as part of the house "skin". These elegant matt black panels with a pinstripe aesthetic are also effective in a more diffused light.

The interior lighting design is a smart low energy concept from podpod design and the household appliances from Miele und Liebherr have a high energy efficiency.

Even the fireplace, fueled with trees from the adjacent Vienna Woods helps heat the water for the house.

Future Plans

We would eventually like to heat the house using fuel cell technology. At the moment the technology is uneconomical for a single household. We are also eagerly awaiting the new generation of thin solar modules for which we have lots more room on the roof.

 

PARTNERS:
We are working with these innovative companies on the project. Please click on the logo for more information:


BMW i3

www.bmw.at/i3


We are drawn to Dornbracht by their consequent design and philosophy around the theme of water.

Minimalism meets technical expertise, plus innovation, and excellent personalized professional advice. And they still find time to support the arts, explore world food culture and bathing rituals and innovate.

www.dornbracht.com


Alape is not just about sinks. It is about individuality and shaping space. A great challenge for a bathroom, but one that they rise to with great success.

In a time where bathrooms are becoming ever more central to interior design, they have responded with a clear and clever range of simple but stunning sinks.

www.alape.com


Italian kitchen design at its best.

"Duemilaotto" by our favourite designer Piero Lissoni stands out for its distinct tactile look. A bold but beautiful combination of elegant kitchen block and cupboards contrasted cleverly with a weathered wooden dining table top. Made from pinewood salvaged from a 100 year old Italian mountain hut it brings individuality plus authenticity and history back into modern design.

www.boffi-berlin.de


Quooker is a small, simple but brilliant product that ticks all the boxes for being part of a future house.

It saves energy, makes life easier, and you can throw a bulky appliance (the kettle) away. The Quooker delivers boiling water on tap (literally), and as a British 3 litres-of-tea-a-day drinker, this is one of my favourite future house innovations.

www.quooker.com


The distinctive modern signature look of the flooring from this Danish company belies the fact that it was founded in 1898.

Four generations later they are still a friendly family firm, with carefully managed forests whose philosophy seems to say "we look after the trees, and you look after the wood."

www.dinesen.com


Liebherr are constantly working to improve the efficiency of these traditionally energy-gobbling appliances.

The company do not just think environmentally, but also about the environment inside the fridge itself – with their BioFresh drawers to keep food fresher for longer.

www.liebherr.com