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AST 77´s Bamboo-Clad House is a Minimal, Elegant and Efficient Home in the Belgian Woodlands

Posted By Ana Lisa On January 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Materials,Innovation | No Comments

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During winter times, the house is passively [1] warmed up thanks to good insulation and sunshine, as the surrounding deciduous [2] trees loose their leaves. During the summer, the house gets a cool green shade from the trees, while the windows allow for natural cross-ventilation on all floors.

Measuring 85 foot lenght and only 14 foot wide, this cool Belgian home features three floors fitted with minimal, elegant interior design and sliding doors that take one out into a garden which opens onto the woods. A beautiful house in the forest made from a bamboo [3] forest, this house has another effortlessly but brilliant aspect to it, its façade changes color with the seasons. [4]

+ AST 77 Architecten [5]

Photo © Steven Massart

Via Plataforma Architectura [6]

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[1] passively: http://inhabitat.com/spains-first-certified-passive-house-cuts-energy-use-by-90/

[2] deciduous: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deciduous

[3] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/ozon-cyclery-builds-bamboo-bikes-for-berlins-carbon-conscious-commuters/

[4] changes color with the seasons.: http://inhabitat.com/dazzling-recycled-tomato-tin-house-found-deep-in-patagonia%E2%80%99s-forests/

[5] + AST 77 Architecten: http://www.ast77.be/

[6] Via Plataforma Architectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/12/28/casa-de-bambu-de-bajo-consumo-de-energia-ast-77-architecten/

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