We are delighted to announce a strategic agreement between House Habitat and Eclair for the construction of passive houses in a prime location set against the stunning backdrop of the Pyrenees.
Eclair is a property developer with more than 15 years’ experience in real estate projects in Cerdanya. Eclair homes are renowned for their idyllic locations, nestling in the valley of the Pyrenees, surrounded by nature and affording breathtaking views. Superb mountain retreats featuring exclusive, contemporary designs and constructed with the finest materials.
House Habitat builds sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes that comply with bioclimatic architecture criteria and feature natural and ecological materials that protect the health of people and the environment. Buildings that offer their inhabitants outstanding levels of comfort all year round whilst guaranteeing minimum energy consumption.
La Pleta de Tauja
La Pleta de Tauja is the first project to come out of the partnership between House Habitat and Eclair: six timber frame passive houses set against a stunning backdrop in the village of Enveitg, next to Puigcerdá and less than half an hour from the ski slopes of Andorra, La Molina and Masella. These Nordic-inspired homes of between 75 m2 and 125 m2 feature a simple pentagonal structure that allows for optimum energy efficiency.
Designed by Laura Villasante, Pablo Micó and Elena Guerrero, the architecture stands out for its functionality, luminosity and minimalism. Locally born architect Albert Aràjol, is behind the executive management of this project. All the homes face south in order to take full advantage of the superb natural light that bathes the Cerdanya valley, one of Europe’s sunniest spots, boasting 3,000 hours of sunlight a year. The vast openings allow the light to flood in, creating a unique sense of warmth, whilst also providing inhabitants with a magnificent viewpoint from which to admire the valley.
This exceptional project has benefited from House Habitat’s experience in biopassive timber building systems, based on Passivhaus criteria, the world’s strictest technical requirements for energy efficiency. Buildings created using natural or sustainably sourced materials that care for the health of both the people that inhabit them and the environment. The use of wood allows these houses to “breathe”, whilst maintaining ideal temperature and humidity levels in summer and winter. The wood is sourced locally from the Pyrenean mountains using sustainable forestry management systems by Egoín, whose products hold an EC seal as well as other standard certifications, including France’s Avis Technique, DIN 4074 and UNE388Ñ.
“This is a special project for House Habitat due to the location, use and characteristics of the houses; one that we face with enthusiasm and an undertaking to guarantee the same levels of quality, energy efficiency, sustainability and health parameters that we demand in all our building projects”, explained Pere Linares, House Habitat’s CEO.
Carlota Nieto, Eclair’s Commercial Director, added, “This is the start of what is set to become an extremely fruitful partnership. The six houses have recently gone on the market and we are now working on similar developments in the area. House Habitat’s philosophy fits in perfectly with our concept of homes and living, which prioritises blending interior designs with natural settings”.