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Energy Neutral Home With Shou Sugi Ban Technique

Energy Neutral Home With Shou-Sugi-Ban Technique

Energy neutral homes focus on sustainable features, but this home located in Amsterdam, Netherlands also has an artistic element. Designed and orchestrated by Pieter Weijnen of Faro architects, Steigereiland 2.0 is a home with an interesting exterior look. Sometimes townhouses or row homes can all blend together, but this one subtly stands out among its stylish neighbors with its own distinct and inventive expression. It is a cradle to cradle construction, as all materials that were used are recyclable or compostable. The design team researched ways to optimize energy and material use to produce a fully efficient building. Reportedly, it is the first construction in the Netherlands to include… read more

Recycled Cardboard Houses a Whole Office

Nothing Agency’s Office is Built From Recycled Cardboard

The headquarters of advertising agency Nothing in Amsterdam have been created with a really tight budget and little time, but with plenty of creativity. The agency had an empty white box apartment in The Netherlands´capital but they needed to create a comfortable working environment inside that could reflect their cutting-edge philosophy to clients and visitors coming into their space. Product designer Joost Van Bleiswijk and design director Alrik Koudenburg were called to do the job, creating a unique sustainable space made from one single material: cardboard. Extremely versatile, recycled, readily available and super cheap, cardboard is easy to work with and can be… read more