ANA architects, Houtlofts, Amsterdam, wooden structure, prefab housing, energy-efficient house, green architecture, solar panels, prefab housing, laminated wood

Houtlofts (Woodlofts) are located in Buiksloterham, an area in the northern part of Amsterdam, named one of the hippest areas in the world by the New York Times. The architects used laminated wooden beams for the support system that is left visible throughout the property. The floor height is larger than standard and all homes feature open spaces that visually connect different floors and create a loft-like atmosphere. All four houses are based on the same construction system, but are all completely different in layout and organization.

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ANA architects, Houtlofts, Amsterdam, wooden structure, prefab housing, energy-efficient house, green architecture, solar panels, prefab housing, laminated wood

Workspaces, large terraces and mezzanine areas dominate the property. The spaces are equipped with shutters, solar panels, a solar collector on the roof, and a heat recovery system for ventilation and heating. The dwellings are not connected to the city heating system. Instead, each unit has an individual heat pump.

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Photos by Luuk Kramer