Zero House by Tenio Architecture and Engineering

by Ofentse Sefolo
Zero House by Tenio Architecture and Engineering

This village project in the suburbs of Beijing focuses on the problem of indigenous resident loss in the rural areas of China. The overall goal is to improve residential comfortableness and realise energy self-sufficiency, function conversion and rural revival by means of green transformation.

The main goal is to explore the technical possibilities and construction realisability of the assembled nearly zero-energy rural house reconstruction.

The project uses scientific research funds from the government and funds raised by the design institution itself. The client is Tenio Beijing Architecture and Engineering Co. Ltd. The project is led by the architect and is constructed in EPC mode. It was completed in two months on 20 September 2019.

The house
The courtyard divides the 402m² building into three parts of simple shapes, and air-tightness units are connected with a passive house and stairwell wind tower to enhance heat radiation in the winter and guide the natural ventilation in transitional seasons. The sloping roof uses skylights to achieve natural lighting and uses photovoltaic tiles to provide electric energy.

The building is an experiment of low-cost assembled residential modules. The composite model is consisting of a light-steel system and OSB board. The standard residential modules from the structure to the interior decoration are completed in the factory, and three modules are combined to a residential unit of complete functions on site.

The project comprehensively applied a light-steel structure module, timber frame system, copper plate, photovoltaic tiles, colour film photovoltaic and other new materials.

• Brand: Architecture.
• Practice: Tenio Beijing Architecture and Engineering Co. Ltd.
• WAN Awards: 2020 silver winner.
• Project category: Sustainable buildings.
• Location: China.

For more information visit: https://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/article/1686992/2020-wan-awards-entry-zero-house-tenio-architecture-engineering-coltd

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