Built from ecological materials, with very low energy consumption and no loss of comfort – it sounds almost like a fairy tale.
Single-family house, Mortier, Belgium
Claudy Mercenier, ARTerre, Fléron
Emmanuel Liegeois, Herve
Migeon Actua slate engobe
Single-family house in Mortier, Belgium
But for the Lambregts family from Mortier the dream has become a reality. And they have architect Claudy Mercenier from ARTerre to thank for this. Within the scope of the “Building with energy” campaign, architect Mercenier set himself the goal of designing a house that has outstanding thermal insulation and therefore benefits ideally from the available solar energy. He also remained true to his preference for ecological building materials: materials that harm neither health nor the environment. The result: A house with 179 square metres of living space, which is comfortable and pronouncedly energy-saving and also harmonises perfectly with its surroundings.
Expectations and demands are high, the wish list is long. This presents architects and clients with complex challenges. In consideration of the demands and expectations relating to quality of living, indoor climate, health and energy-efficiency, bricks, clay blocks and roof tiles prove to be very valuable building materials.