Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Beautiful and Sustainable Building

Designed by 24H Architecture, this office building in the Netherlands is both beautiful and sustainable. It has a solid concrete and asphalt on one side and a patterned timber on the other. Located between woodland and a highway, the building has contrasting elevations and when rainwater collects on the terraced roof it is directed to drain over parts of the grey stone, encouraging moss and and plants to grow on the building.

With the Thermal Energy Storage, solar panels on the roof and the use of fsc certified wood, the building gets a class A level in the Greencalc calculation method and could also be classified as a BREEAM Excellent building.

So lovely.

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