When you think of energy efficiency in residential homes you don’t typically envision them located in high density populated urban cities. In Seoul, Korea the average apartment urban home is condensed into tens of stories tall concrete “milk carton” like structures. The design aesthetics are less than desirable, and out of this frustration for lack of design was born the E+ Home.
This home could possibly be one of the most sustainable housing concepts in the country, with its average consumption being 38% of the average Korean home. The E+ Home is a concept that you can go try out to experience its sustainability.
With so many Koreans disappointed regarding the current sustainable housing options available, the design firm Kolon Engineering and Construction and Seoul’s Unsangdong Architects Cooperation decided to change the idea of sustainability and eco-friendly living.
The E+ Home is a prototype that shows the possibilities for Seoul’s future of saving the Earth’s resources in eco-conscious living on the property site of Kolon Engineering’s headquarters.
“…for marketing and education, the E+ Home is that rare spec house that actually functions as a working residence: Curious house-hunters can actually book a night or two in the place to get a feel for what serious green living feels like. Rare is the chance to spend a night in so techy an abode.”…Dwell
With its quirky roofline shape that ensures its green roof and water catchment reuses rainwater, the E+ Home is a perfect representation of ingenuity and innovation. The careful use of angled walls, specialized heating and cooling considerations, and 95 total green design technologies, there is no mistaking the E+ Home may be the most sustainable home in the country.
If you’re in the area of the E+ Home, stop by and take a look and possibly spend a night in this fine example of eco-friendly design.
All photo credits: Dwell