The world's first active house, planned by architect and engineer Professor Werner Sobek, is an eye-catcher not just because of its technical sophistication but also because of its architectural elegance. With the help of self-learning building automation, the active house produces twice as much electricity from sustainable energy sources as it requires itself. The excess is used to fuel two electric cars as well as supply electricity to a nearby museum.
The room concept features a handleless, flush-fitted LEICHT kitchen: the only visible signs of its workings are the tap and hob unit. All other functions as well as the storage space are concealed behind elegant wooden fronts.