Bridgette Meinhold

Modern Music Studio Built With Recycled Plastic Planks

by , 11/09/10

centrum muziek, utrecht, architecten van mourik, recycled materials, music center, green design, sustainable architecture

The exterior is clad in recycled plastic planks with a green tint. The rooms that require sunlight (offices, entrance, stairs and foyer) are daylit and clad with varying shades of green tinted glass. The tint results from the thickness of the glass and a reflective coating that limits the amount of sun that can penetrate through the four individual glass facades.

Completed in 2009, the Centrum Musziek XXI in Utrecht serves as a striking building that introduces a cultural focus to a residential area. The building pays respect to its neighbors in regards to acoustics and solar access and it makes beautiful use of recycled materials.

+ Architecten van Mourik

Via Dezeen

Images © Dirk Vroemen

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  1. john simmis November 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, or looking for an alternative to high cost construction, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at. There are many considerations that have contributed to the appeal of building with intermodal shipping containers – availability, standardization, the recycled/green factor, economy and speed of construction, their durability, and even their “elegance/grace”.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

    http://www.ResidentialShippingContainerPrimer.com

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