Neutral House

With the adoption of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings throughout the EU from 2020 onwards, this single-family house design endeavors to have a head start to achieve an energy-neutral house that no longer require a conventional heating system and reduce the environmental impact to minimum.

The approach is to design optimally to retain energy. Orientation and facing of window openings are carefully considered to maximize passive heat gains and minimize heat loss; and much attention is paid to performance of the materials and components with respect to indoor climate. As a result, a mass with monolithic structure facing the north and light structure facing the south is derived.  We intertwines the two contrasting structures to a sculptural body and further accentuate the monolithic face with richly textured brick work,  meanwhile the light structure is given a double height glass that create a loft space internally.

Project details:
  • Client: private
  • Project Started: February 29, 2016
  • Category:
  • location: Diemen, The Netherland
  • Area: 250 m2
  • Estimated Building cost: € 400.000
  • Status: Concept Design