Sustainable solar housing with urban farming to take root in Eindhoven

July 14, 2017 by  
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A sustainable green design is taking root in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. The city just selected MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels) as the winners for the redevelopment competition of the inner city area around Deken van Someren Street. The project, called Nieuw Bergen, comprises high-quality and sustainable residences topped with green roofs and powered by solar. Billed as a contemporary and hyper-modern development, Nieuw Bergen will add 29,000 square meters of new development to Eindhoven city center. The project’s seven buildings will comprise 240 new homes, 1,700 square meters of commercial space, 270 square meters of urban farming, and underground parking. The sharply angled and turf-covered roofs give the buildings their jagged and eye-catching silhouettes that are both modern in appearance and reference traditional pitched roofs. The 45-degree pitches optimize indoor access to natural light . “Natural light plays a central role in Nieuw Bergen, as volumes follow a strict height limit and a design guideline that allows for the maximum amount of natural sunlight, views, intimacy and reduced visibility from street levels,” says Jacob van Rijs, co-founder of MVRDV. “ Pocket parks also ensure a pleasant distribution of greenery throughout the neighborhood and create an intimate atmosphere for all.” Related: The Sax: MVRDV unveils plans for a ‘vertical city’ in Rotterdam Each of Nieuw Bergen’s structures is different but collectively form a family of buildings that complement the existing urban fabric. Gardens and greenhouses with lamella roof structures top several buildings. A natural materials palette consisting of stone, wood, and concrete softens the green-roofed development. + MVRDV

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BIG hides an invisible museum beneath Denmarks sand dunes

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Don’t be fooled by these gentle sand dunes—hidden in the landscape is an “invisible museum.” Bjarke Ingels Group designed TIRPITZ, a recently opened museum embedded into Denmark’s protected Blåvand shorelines, also a historic war site. The TIRPITZ museum offers a unique experience within a building that skillfully camouflages into the dunes, providing a sharp contrast to its neighbor, a monolithic German WWII bunker . Developed by Varde Museums , TIRPITZ is a cultural complex comprising four exhibitions inside a renovated and expanded wartime bunker. The 2,800-square-meter “invisible museum” is mostly buried underground and looks nearly imperceptible from above until visitors draw close to the heavy bunker and see the walls cut into the dunes from all sides. An outdoor courtyard provides access to the four underground galleries—illuminated with a surprising abundance of natural light let in by 6-meter-tall glass panels—that connect to the historic bunker. “The architecture of the TIRPITZ is the antithesis to the WWII bunker,” said Bjarke Ingels , Founding Partner at BIG. “The heavy hermetic object is countered by the inviting lightness and openness of the new museum. The galleries are integrated into the dunes like an open oasis in the sand – a sharp contrast to the Nazi fortress’ concrete monolith. The surrounding heath-lined pathways cut into the dunes from all sides descending to meet in a central clearing, bringing daylight and air into the heart of the complex. The bunker remains the only landmark of a not so distant dark heritage that upon close inspection marks the entrance to a new cultural meeting place.” Related: Century-old WWI bunker is reborn as a contemporary alpine shelter Dutch agency Tinker Imagineers designed the exhibitions to showcase permanent and temporary themed experiences that adhere to a storyline, from the Hitler-related ‘Army of Concrete’ to the exhibition of amber in ‘Gold of the West Coast.’ The building is built mainly of concrete, steel, glass, and wood—all materials found in the existing structures and natural landscape. The groundbreaking museum is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors annually. + BIG Images by Mike Bink Photography, Laurian Ghinitoiu,  John Seymour, Rasmus Hjortshoj, Colin John Seymour, Rasmus Bendix

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Inhabitat is Looking for Fall Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

August 16, 2011 by  
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WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? It may still be summer, but we already feel the cool of autumn coming upon us here in  New York City . With leaves about to fall on our Inhabitat LES office, we’re gearing up for an exciting season jam-packed with design events, exhibits, talks and more. The natural and cultural transformation of the city during the later half of the year is nothing short of exciting, and we’ve got to keep up on providing all the most up-to-date sustainable design news to the public. Inhabitat is a rapidly growing green design website and there’s a lot to be done behind the scenes and we’re looking for a rock star intern to help out on both our editorial and operational teams. But don’t think we want someone to fetch our coffee – as an Inhabitern, you’ll be given the opportunity to write for the site and play a central role within a stellar team where you’ll have an opportunity to grow and become a vital part of with a small startup. Internships are the stepping stones to a career with Inhabitat if you are the right fit with the company. If you’re based in the NYC area and are interested in getting involved, please read on! Read the rest of Inhabitat is Looking for Fall Interns in NEW YORK CITY! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green internships , Inhabitat interns , inhabitat wants interns , intern for inhabitat , internship opportunities , internships

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Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in New York City!

October 8, 2010 by  
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WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? Fall in New York City is one of the best times of the year, and while we here at Inhabitat love to revel in the leaves changing color and brisk weather, we certainly don’t stop working! Inhabitat is a rapidly growing green design website and there’s a lot to be done behind the scenes, so we’re looking for a rock star intern to help out on both our editorial and operational teams

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Inhabitat is Looking for an Operations/Editorial Intern!

October 7, 2010 by  
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WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? Fall in New York City is one of the best times of the year, and while we here at Inhabitat love to revel in the leaves changing color and brisk weather, we certainly don’t stop working! Inhabitat is a rapidly growing green news website and there’s a lot to be done behind the scenes, so we’re looking for a rock star intern to help out on both our editorial and operational teams. But don’t think we want someone to fetch our coffee – as an Inhabitern, you’ll be given the opportunity to write for the site and play a central role within a stellar team where your work will be both valuable and necessary.

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