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123DV’s Self-Sufficient Bridge House Sits Serenely on Its Grassy Plot in The Netherlands
Posted By Ana Lisa On February 25, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,energy efficiency,Environment,Recycling and Composting,Renewable Energy | No Comments
Designed by Rotterdam-based 123DV, The Bridge House sits on a 37-acre parcel in the eastern area of Achterhoek, The Netherlands. Powered by a variety of renewable energy sources, this elegant countryside home not only generates its own electricity but harvests its own water from a private well.
Completed 2011, The Bridge House is set amidst a breathtaking green environment. It was constructed on a manmade hill (made from reclaimed soil nearby) to house a cellar  and to make the best of its countryside views. Built from stainless steel and dark stucco  with a white marble floor, it boasts minimal interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the 37-acre parcel.
Its two floors host a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, a study, a studio, an exercise room and a wine cellar. Self-sufficient, it generates its energy through built-in solar panels, storing it in a thermal energy  reservoir. High-tech heat mirror glass  helps with cooling the house and solar gain. Water for the home is drawn from a private well, and a septic tank  is used for the sewage treatment.
+ 123DV 
Via Arch Daily 
Photo © Christiaan de Bruijne
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URLs in this post:
 cellar: http://inhabitat.com/led-lit-wine-cellar-with-gothic-flare-designed-by-beckwith-interiors/
 stucco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stucco
 thermal energy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_energy_storage
 heat mirror glass: http://www.shardaglass.co.uk/heat-mirror-insulating-glass.html
 septic tank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septic_tank
 + 123DV: http://www.123dv.nl/english
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/319284/bridge-house-123dv/
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