Take a look at the Blue House designed for and by Pieter Weijnen of FARO Architecten, located in Amsterdam.
Architect Pieter Weijnen’s tall, skinny blue house stands on Steigereiland, one of seven artificial islands dredged from Amsterdam’s IJ Lake in IJburg, the city’s most recent urban expansion plan
Sustainable use of energy is a leading principle for this residence on Steiger Island. The large façade facing south allows a lot of light and heat. Except for the CO2 driven ventilation, the cooling system is inspired by old Arabian cooling towers. Air from the house is pumped into an underground pipe from which the cooled air will be led back to the house. A Solior warm water collector provides 50% of the tap water. Rain water is re-used for the toilet and washing machine. The building is constructed in wood and recycled materials. The beams in the façade are old bollards from the IJ lake. The copper plates on the suspended living room are from a church roof.
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