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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Architecten CSK’s Breathtaking Energy Neutral Villa K is Surrounded by a Wild Oak Forest

December 6, 2013 by  
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Louis Vuitton Breathes Life into Charlotte Perriand’s Stunning Modernist Beach House

December 6, 2013 by  
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New Yorkers Are Moving into Mobile Homes to Avoid Expensive Rents

December 6, 2013 by  
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Problem: You can’t afford the rent in your desired neighborhood. Solution: Move into a mobile home and then just park in your area of choice. The trend is nothing new in other parts of the world (from what we’ve been hearing from our readers), but a few adventurous New Yorkers have recently gotten wise to the monetary benefits of living in RVs too. Would you trade in your stationary accommodations for life on the road if it meant not having to pay rent? READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brooklyn rv , eco design , green design , mobile RV , rising rent New York , rvs in brooklyn , small living , Steven Cintron , sustainable design , tiny apartment , tiny homes        

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