Inspiration: Passivhaus needn't be dull!

A collection of certified Passivhaus and 'near' passivhaus / passive house / low energy buildings that challenge the received wisdom that following the Passivhaus rules results in boring boxes.

Wallace Street House, California – Campos Studio

Wallace Street House, California – Campos Studio             MORE


Ravensburg Art Museum, Germany – Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei Architects


Ravensburg Art Museum, Germany – Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei Architects            MORE


Skidmore Passivhaus, Portland, Oregon, US – In Situ Architecture

Skidmore Passivhaus, Portland, Oregon, US – In Situ Architecture           MORE




Community centre, Limeil-Brevannes, Paris - Guillaume Ramillien Architecture SARL          MORE


House under the Oaks, Austria – Juri Troy Architects

House under the Oaks, Austria – Juri Troy Architects          MORE 


House, Chieveley, Berkshire – Gresford Architects

House, Chieveley, Berkshire – Gresford Architects          MORE


Leeuw House, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium – NU architectuuratelier

Leeuw House, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium – NU architectuuratelier          MORE


House, Leipzig, Germany - Atelier st


House, Leipzig, Germany - Atelier st          MORE


BaleHaus Project – Modcell

BaleHaus Project – Modcell          MORE


The Larixhaus, Collsuspina, Catalonia by Molins, Martí & Martí

The Larixhaus, Collsuspina, Catalonia - Molins, Martí & Martí          MORE


Niwuwbouw House project – Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands – Studio Ska

Niwuwbouw House project – Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands – Studio Ska          MORE


Empowerhouse, Washington, US - The New School and Stevens Institute of Technology

Empowerhouse, Washington, US - The New School and Stevens Institute of Technology          MORE​


Energy Box, L’aquila, Italy - Pierluigi Bonomo


Energy Box, L’aquila, Italy - Pierluigi Bonomo          MORE​


CLT Passivhaus, Sistrans, Austria – Maars Architecture

CLT Passivhaus, Sistrans, Austria – Maars Architecture          MORE​


Passivhaus in Wallonia, Belgium – Architects Team Marc Steffens

Passivhaus in Wallonia, Belgium – Architects Team Marc Steffens          MORE​​


Passivhaus, Berlin – BCO Architects​​


​Passivhaus in Linienstr. 23 Berlin – BCO Architects          MORE​​


Passive House Project, Azerbaijan – Elchin Rzayev

Passive House Project, Azerbaijan – Elchin Rzayev          MORE​


Denby Dale Passivhaus – Derrie O’Sullivan

Denby Dale Passivhaus – Derrie O’Sullivan          MORE​​


Larch House, Ebbw Vale – Bere Architects


Larch House, Ebbw Vale – Bere Architects          MORE​​​


Steel Farm, Northumberland – Mark Siddall

Steel Farm, Northumberland – Mark Siddall          MORE​​


Passive Mews House, Hackney - RDA architects

Passive Mews House, Hackney by RDA architects          MORE​​​


Passivhaus at Howe Park Wood, Milton Keynes by Eco Design Consultants


Passivhaus at Howe Park Wood, Milton Keynes by Eco Design Consultants         MORE​​​


passivhaus vogel in mostelberg, Switzerland – by diethelm & spillmann Architects

Passivhaus Vogel in Mostelberg, Switzerland – by Diethelm & Spillmann Architects         MORE​​​


Warren Woods Ecological Field Centre, Three Oaks, Michigan, US by GO Logic

Warren Woods Ecological Field Centre, Three Oaks, Michigan, US - GO Logic         MORE​​​​


Karuna House, Oregon, US by Holst Architecture


Karuna House, Oregon, US - Holst Architecture         MORE​​​


Skatchkoff House, Kortrijk, Belgium by HUB Architects

Skatchkoff House, Kortrijk, Belgium - HUB Architects         MORE​​​​


Bamboo House, Val d'Oise, France – Karawitz Architects

Bamboo House, Val d'Oise, France – Karawitz Architects         MORE​​​​


Knox House, Ecocor – Passive House in Maine

Knox House, Maine - Ecocor        MORE​​​​


Equinox House, Kavarna, Bulgaria - Ignatov Architects


Equinox House, Kavarna, Bulgaria - Ignatov Architects        MORE​​​​


Villa Nyberg, Sweeden - Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Villa Nyberg, Sweeden - Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture        MORE​​​​​


Passivhaus Bruck China – Peter Ruge Architects


Passivhaus Bruck China – Peter Ruge Architects        MORE​​​​​


Nest Box, Prefabricated Passivhaus - Holescakova & Volekova

Nest Box, Prefabricated Passivhaus project - Holescakova & Volekova        MORE​​​​​ 


ZeroCottage,San Fransisco, US – David Baker Architects

ZeroCottage, San Fransisco, US – David Baker Architects        MORE​​​


Prescott Passive House, Kansas City, US – Studio 84 Architects

Prescott Passive House, Kansas City, US – Studio 84 Architects        MORE​​​​​


Passive House Retreat, New England, US – ZeroEnergy DESIGN


Passive House Retreat, New England, US – ZeroEnergy DESIGN​        MORE​​​​​


Orient House, New York, US - Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects


​Orient House, New York, US - Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects        MORE​​​​​


Westport house, retrofit,– originally 1936  US  - Leveson Macdonald

Westport house, retrofit,– originally 1936  US  - Leveson Macdonald


Terrahaus passive house, US - by GO Logic

Terrahaus passive house, US - by GO Logic        MORE​​​​​


Apartments in Bern - Halle 52 Architects

Apartments in Bern - Halle 52 Architects        MORE​​​​


Madrona Passive House, Seattle - SHED architects

Madrona Passive House project, Seattle - SHED architects        MORE​​​​


Pumpkin Ridge passive house - Scott Edwards architecture

Pumpkin Ridge passive house - Scott Edwards architecture        MORE​​


Passivhaus, Kamakura, Tokyo - Key Architects


Passivhaus, Kamakura, Tokyo - Key Architects​        MORE​