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MULTICOMFORT
Single family house

LARVIK,
NORWAY

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TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION

New build

LOCATION

Larvik, Norway

CLIMATE

Marine - Mild Winter (Cfb)

MAIN FUNCTION

Single family residential showhouse

SURFACE AREA

203m2

ARCHITECT

Snøhetta

BUILDING NAME

Plus House

MAIN CONTRACTOR

Espen Staer

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION YEAR

2014

MULTICOMFORT design principles can be applied to any type of building (residential or non-residential, new build or renovation project) in any country or climate around the world.

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Plus House is an ultra-innovative contemporary home, designed to showcase MULTICOMFORT principles and building performance.

In September 2014, we completed Norway’s first MULTICOMFORT residential project, in Larvik in the south-east region of the country.

The striking modern design of the Plus House is very eye-catching in its location alongside Saint-Gobain brand Brødrene Dahl’s Competence Centre for renewable energy and ventilation. The house is used as a showcase for the products presented in the centre.

Highlights and challenges

The main challenge of this particular project was to create an agreeable, optimally comfortable and bright living space for a showhouse family home in a location that is affected by the severe Norwegian climate.

TECHNICAL

Energy balance*

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Energy consumption:

15 kWh/m².yr

Energy balance:

56 kWh/m².yr

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Energy production:

71 kWh/m².yr

Estimated CO2 savings:

366 kg per year

Daylight Autonomy

Daylight Autonomy

Kitchen

60%

Living room

62%

Other rooms

between 59% and 65%

Airtightness under 50 Pa

0.6