30 May '12, 7pm

The Darker - cooler side of green. Not what you'd expect from brick. ^RC

The Darker - cooler side of green. Not what you'd expect from brick. ^RC

The green facade of the house is a ‘living facade’ , changing the image of the building over time and giving space to birds and insects, creating a new urban ecosystem.The house uses large windows to capture sunlight to heat up the collective spaces in winter, and uses the ‘natural curtain’ to create shading in summer. Moreover, the house features a heating earth-pump, solarpanels on the top roof and a balanced mechanical system using a heat recovery unit combined with natural ventilation in each space. This house shows that comfort, beauty and sustainability can strengthen each other, promoting eco-effectivity more than eco-efficiency. Because of this, the house received a special subsidy given to sustainable buildings in the Netherlands and was nominated for the Dutch Facade Design Award 2008.

Full article: http://gliving.com/ijburg/

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