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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

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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 [4] and to make the best of its countryside views. Built from stainless steel and dark stucco [5] 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 [6] reservoir. High-tech heat mirror glass [7] helps with cooling the house and solar gain. Water for the home is drawn from a private well, and a septic tank [8] is used for the sewage treatment.

+ 123DV [1]

Via Arch Daily [9]

Photo © Christiaan de Bruijne

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URLs in this post:

[1] 123DV: http://www.123dv.nl/english

[2] The Netherlands: http://inhabitat.com/noorderlicht-cafe-is-a-healthy-and-social-eatery-in-amsterdams-quirky-old-shipyard/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/123dvs-self-sufficient-bridge-house-sits-serenely-on-its-grassy-plot-in-the-netherlands/123dv-self-sufficient-the-bridge-house-1/?extend=1

[4] cellar: http://inhabitat.com/led-lit-wine-cellar-with-gothic-flare-designed-by-beckwith-interiors/

[5] stucco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stucco

[6] thermal energy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_energy_storage

[7] heat mirror glass: http://www.shardaglass.co.uk/heat-mirror-insulating-glass.html

[8] septic tank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septic_tank

[9] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/319284/bridge-house-123dv/

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