The Little Dutch “Herenhuis” Features Fabric Shingles That Flap in the Wind

by , 05/30/11
filed under: Architecture

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What would otherwise be wasted material, the PTFE (Teflon) coated fiberglass fabric is both durable and non-combustible. The team worked together with approximately 1200 square meters of this flexible material (used for food industry conveyor belts), which they tacked on to osb panels to create overlapping shingles.

Adding to the home studio’s allure is the heavy infusion of natural lighting. Both a skylight and carefully oriented windows permit light to penetrate all levels of the home, cutting down on electricity use which uses even less energy than required by law. The home was so sustainable that it received “green” financing, or a lower interest than loans for conventional homes. Despite having a small budget, Veening and the two studios managed to pull off a home that is wider, brighter, and greener than its more stoic neighbors.

+ Rob Veening

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