Posted: 22 Nov 2012 07:28 PM PST
Villa Rieteiland-Oost is a house building built in IJburg residential development, Amsterdam, Netherlands. This sustainable home was built by using sustainable materials and adopted some sustainable features to achieve high energy efficiency.
The architectural firm, Egeon Architecten, used only certified, sustainable materials, especially the timber materials for this eco construction. This kind of material was used for framing, externals shutter, a beautiful spiral staircase, also decking. They also used heat-resistant glass and high insulation in the roof, walls and floor to protect the house from heat looses.
Another sustainable features are thermal bridging, a heat pump and low-temperature underfloor heating. Natural ventilation and daylighting are also considered with careful orientation of the house. All of these are purposed to achieve low level energy consumption.
This sustainable home building is actually a house-office, with three level available. The ground floor is the living space, with a glass facade and large siding doors to the garden side, to provide good view for the inhabitants. The upper floor is for sleeping, opened to inside, and closed from the outside to provide privacy. A good view access is also available for the office floor.
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