On May 13 2015, second year students of Architecture Department together with Professor Sanela Klarić and assistant Erna Husukić, visited Passive House in Vratnik (Kovači Community).
The Passive House project's is the result of Private - Public initiative design by architect Mirna Loncarica which aspire to share solely promotional and educational purposes. The house is the first of its kind in Sarajevo, using the lowest minimum energy for heating and cooling (consuming less than 15 kWh/m², compared to classical Bosnian housing, which can consume up to 300 kWh/m²).
Passive House's beautifully simple minimalist interior features unique wall and floor insulation, as well as triple-glazed argon windows contributing to maintaining uniform room and building temperature and ventilation. At only 103m², the house fit in with the traditional setting, yet subtly utilizing a clean and sleek form allowing it to stand out just enough.
The architecture students have well-benefited from the trip, and look forward to applying the insight gained from this trip to enrich their academic projects.