Frank Albrecht

LMN42

INSPIRATION

When and why did you buy the property?
This is a pioneer project for ecological building according to Feng Shui principles, which was finished in autumn 2003.
                                                                                         

What was your inspiration for your home/build/restoration/extension?

To create a living space that can help people heal and regenerate, a place that is in harmony with cosmic laws.                                                                                                   

How important was the eco-factor in these original intentions?

Very important. The use of toxic materials would not be possible for my conscience.

How important was the design?

It had to fit into a national heritage area. Inner architecture is designed according to Feng Shui and harmonical design.

 


TYPE OF HOUSE


POINT OF INTEREST

Garden: yes

self-sufficiency: yes

tree planning: yes


ECO ELEMENTS


CREATIVE ELEMENTS


ARCHITECT/DESIGN BY

Michael Conroy

BUILDER

Arnold Meinrad


MATERIALS

Walls
The 12×12 beams are then cladded with 2.5cm diagonal wood to guarantee an extremely solid wall. Then on the outside, there is 8 cm 100% ecologic woodfibre insulation, then a breathable, waterproof Tyvek membrane. Next there is an 2.5 cm airgap to allow ventilation followed by Heraklit wood fibre boards which are then plastered on the outside.

Roof

The roof is covered with natural slates. The insulation is 20 cm Pavatex wood fibre boards (100% ecologic).

Insulation

On the inside there is a 100% sealed windproof paper, followed by 5 cm Hemp insulation and then the final wall surface. There are 3 different wall surfaces:

–2.2 cm high quality wood panels (most rooms are made with wood and some clay)

–Claytec 25mm clay boards (made from reed, hemp and clay) with a clay plaster finish.

– Fermacell gypsum fibreboards: solid, high quality gypsum boards – not comparable with the cheap,
conventional stuff


HEAT SOURCE

For the water: Solar in summer, electricity in winter.

For the building: 2 large ceramic wood burning stoves



WATER SOURCE

Spring from the mountain


WASTE

Septic tank puraflow system


GARDEN


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cost of build: Around 350,000 Euro

Time scale of build: 3 years

Is there anything you would have done differently? 

Build it cheaper

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