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Proyecto Roble is a Landscaper Architect’s Dream Eco Office in the Rural Netherlands
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 13, 2013 @ 5:26 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof,Landscape Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Landscape architecture firm Van Helvoirt Groenprojecten ‘s striking home office is a barn-style volume with red slats on the exterior. Drawing upon passive design principles, the building was oriented and organized to manage the sun’s free energy and balance daylight with shading. The roof features both a photovoltaic system  and a green roof , which is more high-tech than your average green roof. Urine from the building’s restrooms is collected and filtered through the rooftop vegetation, making this the first system of its kind as far as we know. In addition to processing the waste, the urine also acts as a fertilizer.
Inside, the building is finished with custom furniture and details, many of which were made with reclaimed materials . The goal was to reuse and repurpose wherever possible, and new materials had to have minimal impact. A centrally located clay stove provides heat for the building as well as domestic hot water. The stove is fueled with trimmings from the firm’s landscaping work. The office was completed in June 2012 and it has already won Equipe Architecture and Urbanism  and Van Helvoirt Groenprojecten  three Dutch awards – and it were just shortlisted as one of the top 7 Sustainable Buildings of the Year by WAN .
Via WAN 
Images ©Rene de Wit
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URLs in this post:
 Van Helvoirt Groenprojecten: http://www.vanhelvoirtgroenprojecten.nl/
 Equipe Architecture and Urbanism: http://www.equipeamsterdam.nl/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/proyecto-roble-is-a-landscaper-architects-dream-eco-office-in-the-rural-netherlands/proyecto-roble-equipe-architecture-and-urbanism-3/
 photovoltaic system: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
 green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof/
 reclaimed materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/reclaimed-materials
 7 Sustainable Buildings of the Year by WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=21847
 WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=21608&q=Proyecto%20Roble
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