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Exterior house rendering of model home ‘Kronshagen’.

Intelligent homes for the future Danhaus has stood for Nordic architecture, innovative energy-saving concepts and special savoir-vivre for almost 40 years. Today, each individually planned Danhaus is equipped with special polar insulation which, in combination with intelligent home technology, caters for extremely low energy consumption and best sound insulation due to solid exterior brick cladding.

that, depending on the heat pump and the house model, a Danhaus, in terms of figures, only uses between 0.8 and 1.5 litres of heating oil per square metre and per year. However, the fossil fuel oil isn’t even used.

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Experiencing diversity

Scandinavian savoir-vivre and design has become increasingly popular and is associated with feelings of comfort and warmth. This especially holds true for the prefab house sector. Thus, the prefabricated house manufacturer Danhaus decided to combine Nordic architecture with cosiness and modern energy-saving technology. It all started on a vacation to Denmark, where the Danhaus founders got the inspiration for enriching the German building landscape with Scandinavian ambiance. Enchanted by Nordic country home style 88  |  Issue 53  |  August 2017

and the many positive qualities of natural wood, they designed a timber-framed house concept that has been enthusiastically used by thousands of people. “Through further developing our innovative insulation technology, Danhaus is the only German company that builds at the polar circle today,” says Bastian Erben, managing director of Danhaus. This polar insulation, in combination with highperformance heat pump heating systems, turns the Danhaus into an extremely energy-efficient ‘1Liter-Haus!’. This means

Interested families can experience the authentic Danhaus feeling in one of the company’s 14 stylish model homes all over Germany, from Cologne and Berlin to Munich in Bavaria, etc. For example, the new Danhaus model ‘Kronshagen’ can be visited in the model home exhibition ‘FertighausWelt’ in Günzburg near Ulm. It keeps in line with current trends and comprises a high knee wall, a gallery and a cathedral ceiling in the attic. The wellstructured floor plan guarantees spacious living on both levels. From the open staircase to the living area, the parents’ bedroom with dressing room and own bath with

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Discover Germany, Issue 53, August 2017  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 53, August 2017  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.