Eco, biobased villa near Amsterdam, Netherlands
Martijn Heil
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Wood claddingForeco
ManufacturersVelux
Wood fiber insulationGutex
Flax insulationIsovlas Oisterwijk B.V.
kantplankStyrock

Product Spec Sheet
Wood cladding
by Foreco
Manufacturers
by Velux
Wood fiber insulation
by Gutex
Flax insulation
kantplank
by Styrock

Eco, biobased villa near Amsterdam, Netherlands

NarrativA architecten as Architects

The house has been designed according to the sustainable principles of biobased, ecological construction. In the design and construction of this house, we carefully looked at the orientation, the sun and the usual wind direction (for example, for the possibilities for night ventilation). The sun has a lot of influence on the shape and the layout. The house is constructed from a vapour permeable timber frame construction system, delivered on site as prefabricated elements. All the insulation materials above the ground are natural.

photo_credit Martijn Heil
Martijn Heil

The plots are relative small in this project. The neighbouring home is relative close by and provide much shade in winter. The clients have therefore chosen not to create a roof overhang on the south facade.

photo_credit Martijn Heil
Martijn Heil

This way they get much more natural light in the winter months, but sometimes too much sun in the summer months. Outdoor sun protection like screens can offers solution for overheating during summer.

photo_credit Martijn Heil
Martijn Heil

The solar panels are incorporated in the roof surface with an optimal angle of 36 degrees. These panels, in combination with a heat pump and floor heating, ensure a pleasant indoor climate and a very low energy bill. The gutter are installed at the edge of the roof and the rainwater pipes are places behind the wooden cladding to keep the design clean and clear.

photo_credit Martijn Heil
Martijn Heil

The rainwater is collected in an underground tank in the backyard. The greywater is used for the garden, toilets and washing machine. The house is equipped with triple glass and has FSC-certified hardwood frames.

photo_credit Martijn Heil
Martijn Heil
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