Fifty Shades of Brick
John van Groenedaal
Product Spec Sheet


Product Spec Sheet

Energy-neutral dwelling with exquisite details

Joris Verhoeven Architectuur as Architects

Despite its robust design, this villa still has a friendly appearance. The light gray nuanced bricks provide beautiful details and a fresh appearance. Such as the masonry facade-high slats that emphasize the location of the entrance. The combination of the brickwork and its application gives this dwelling a distinct and modest character.

photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal
photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal
photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal
photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal

Where the house appears introverted and closed on the street side, the opposite is the case at the backside where it is extrovert and open. The facade is made of light stucco and large glass walls so that the living areas are optimally connected to the garden.

photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal
photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal

The clients have expressed the wish to build a life-resistant and energy-neutral home with a contemporary, but also traditional appearance. This has resulted in a balanced design with a relatively small first floor. By making the upstairs structure wide and accentuating the height with brick piers, the house appears more voluminous.

photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal
photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal

The thickly insulated facade provides an extra tough appearance. In addition, the higher eaves of this zero energy house ensure that the solar panels on the roof are invisible. All other technologies intended for energy saving have also been carefully hidden from view. Being energy-friendly and design therefore interconnect. The house is basically all-electric, with ground-water heat pump, balance ventilation with heat recovery and solar panels. As a result, it more than meets its own energy needs. Positive energy, that's what everyone wants!

photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal
photo_credit John van Groenedaal
John van Groenedaal

Zero energy facilities

- thick insulation and good crack sealing
- overhangs and solar control glass on the warm facades.
- top roof full of solar panels 
- heat pump for hot water, underfloor heating and floor cooling
- low temperature heating for a pleasant indoor climate and a constant temperature
- balanced ventilation with heat recovery

photo_credit Joris Verhoeven Architectuur
Joris Verhoeven Architectuur
photo_credit Joris Verhoeven Architectuur
Joris Verhoeven Architectuur

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