Passivhaus Apartments Built in Sweden

A couple years ago, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture and builders Höllviksnäs Förvaltnings AB won an open competition for four Passivhaus homes on a vacant lot in the city of Malmö, Sweden.  The team won the competition and the low-energy houses are now finished.  The project may be referred to as Salongen 35 and includes a greenhouse, green roof, gray water treatment, and solar panels.

Specifically, solar panels provide about 40% of annual hot water needs, while 82% of energy in the indoor air is recovered through a heat exchanger.

The exteriors were finished with plaster, fiber cement, wood, and aluzink (for the roof), and the interiors have whitewashed pine, brushed pine, and recycled terracotta, depending on the area.

All wood is FSC-certified, and the appliances are top of class for energy efficiency to keep in line with the Passivhaus regime.  Salongen 35 also has dashes of greenery here and there with flower boxes, lawns, green walls, a green roof, and the greenhouse that is used for local food production.

This isn’t KKA’s first work with Passivhaus — another great project is their Villa Nyberg.

[+] More detail about the design and build of Salongen 35.

Credits: Kasper Dudzik, KKA.


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