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Sustainable House: Reused Materials And Solar

by: Marike Boonstra
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There are various problems concerning housing construction in countries as Lebanon: problems of waste management and construction pressure, for example. A solution could be Lifehaus, a new housing prototype for homes that regain building techniques from the ancestor and that use natural and recycled materials to create home-free emissions. The designers are aiming for a sustainable and inexpensive alternative that helps alleviate the problem of access to housing in developing countries.

Sustainable House: Low Carbon Footprint

The idea for Lifehaus emerged from the hand of Lebanese architect Nizar Haddad and Australian journalist Nadine Mazloum. The concept revolves around affordability, self-reliance, and a low carbon footprint. The design corresponds to a house of 160 square meters: this surface consists of a study with a living room, mezzanine, terrace, greenhouse, and a technical room. The first experimental test was held in Baskinta, Lebanon.

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The Sustainable Lifehaus: The Construction

Lifehaus: comfortable, made with natural materials, and low cost. It all sounds like a dream, but how does the design of Lifehaus actually work? In this video, you will get to know in-depth the construction process and the characteristics of this house, which is offered in three categories: economic, standard, and luxury. It combines comfort with the application of traditional methods of construction and the use of natural materials available in the environment, to which parts and recycled products are added.



                                                                             Lifehaus Promotional Video

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Reused Materials And Solar Panels

The construction is shaped by different types of material. In particular, a fundamental part is based on local materials of low energy consumption such as limestone, clay, hemp, or rock. Also, materials like reused glass bottles, tires, and aluminum cans are discussed. Because there is no availability of wood or bamboo in the area, cement is chosen for the roofs.

Recommended: Solar Panel Recycling: Photovoltaics Rebirth

The area around the house has been of great importance in the design of Lifehaus. Created in a way that allows to retain heat and humidity, as well as to protect the interior of the external climatological conditions, this house is designed to operate outside the network and thus give a response to those who live in areas without access to electricity. Therefore, the design incorporates photovoltaic panels, as well as wind and hydraulic turbines to ensure the supply of the home.

The scarcity of water has also been included in the design. The house is equipped with a system for collecting rainwater, in addition to using recycled water for irrigation. And this model also seeks to alleviate the lack of food that affects millions of people in the world, which is why these houses also include a greenhouse and a hydroponic cultivation system.

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The Lifehaus: A Sustainable Low-Cost Option

With Lifehaus, the creators want to facilitate access to housing by offering a low-cost option. Specifically, the price per square meter would be reduced by half compared to a house built by oneself. The reduced dependence on fuel and electricity would also mean significant savings for those who choose this type of house.

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There are various problems concerning housing construction in countries as Lebanon: problems of waste management and construction pressure, for example. A solution could be Lifehaus, a new housing prototype for homes that regain building techniques from the ancestor and that use natural and recycled materials to create home-free emissions. The designers are aiming for a sustainable and inexpensive alternative that helps alleviate the problem of access to housing in developing countries. Sustainable House: Low Carbon Footprint The idea for Lifehaus emerged from the hand of Lebanese architect Nizar Haddad and Australian journalist Nadine Mazloum. The concept revolves around affordability, self-reliance, and a low carbon footprint. The design corresponds to a house of 160 square meters: this surface consists of a study with a living room, mezzanine, terrace, greenhouse, and a technical room. The first experimental test was held in Baskinta, Lebanon. Recommended:  Tiny House With Solar Panels Is Off-Grid The Sustainable Lifehaus: The Construction Lifehaus: comfortable, made with natural materials, and low cost. It all sounds like a dream, but how does the design of Lifehaus actually work? In this video, you will get to know in-depth the construction process and the characteristics of this house, which is offered in three categories: economic, standard, and luxury. It combines comfort with the application of traditional methods of construction and the use of natural materials available in the environment, to which parts and recycled products are added. {youtube}                                                                              Lifehaus Promotional Video Recommended:  Copenhagen's Sustainable Experimental Greenhouse Biotope Reused Materials And Solar Panels The construction is shaped by different types of material. In particular, a fundamental part is based on local materials of low energy consumption such as limestone, clay, hemp, or rock. Also, materials like reused glass bottles, tires, and aluminum cans are discussed. Because there is no availability of wood or bamboo in the area, cement is chosen for the roofs. Recommended: Solar Panel Recycling: Photovoltaics Rebirth The area around the house has been of great importance in the design of Lifehaus. Created in a way that allows to retain heat and humidity, as well as to protect the interior of the external climatological conditions, this house is designed to operate outside the network and thus give a response to those who live in areas without access to electricity. Therefore, the design incorporates photovoltaic panels, as well as wind and hydraulic turbines to ensure the supply of the home. The scarcity of water has also been included in the design. The house is equipped with a system for collecting rainwater, in addition to using recycled water for irrigation. And this model also seeks to alleviate the lack of food that affects millions of people in the world, which is why these houses also include a greenhouse and a hydroponic cultivation system. Recommended:  Dumpster Diving: Hobby Which Combats Food Waste The Lifehaus: A Sustainable Low-Cost Option With Lifehaus, the creators want to facilitate access to housing by offering a low-cost option. Specifically, the price per square meter would be reduced by half compared to a house built by oneself. The reduced dependence on fuel and electricity would also mean significant savings for those who choose this type of house. Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your sustainable build house?  Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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