TINY TIM: TIMBER INDEPENDENT MOBILE
Imagine this: small is large enough for you. This Timber Independent Mobile, Tiny TIM, is smart about resource use, extremely energy efficient and has low living expenses.
ENERGY NEUTRAL IN GEERPARK, VLIJMEN
Geerpark is a new neighborhood in Vlijmen. The city, the corporation, the province and the waterdistrict have formulated high sustainable ambitions to make Geerpark the most sustainable neighborhood in the Netherlands. The neighborhood will be all-electric and all homes will be energy neutral. The plan belongs to one of the 13 ‘excellent area’s’ designated by the ministry.
MENNONITE CHURCH IN THE WOODS, ELSPEET
Design a church according to the traditional Mennonite principles: a sustainable building, with the user in mind and a space for gathering and meeting. The first Mennonite churches were hidden and inconspicuous; simple places of congregation around the bible. The interiors were sober and as pure as possible. No distraction or ornaments in order to enhance concentration and togetherness. The new church on Mennorode refers to that time.
STEIGEREILAND 2.0 — SUSTAINABLE IN WOOD
In Amsterdam’s IJburg steigereiland, FARO has built an energy-neutral dwelling according to the standards of Cradle to Cradle. All materials are or compostable or recyclable. The House is also the first building in Netherlands with two passive-Build-quality marks, granted for both the design and the built result.
STEIGEREILAND 1.0 — ENERGY SUFFICIENT
On Steigereiland, in Amsterdam, Pieter Weijnen built his own experimental energy efficient wooden home. The house is painted a vibrant blue, referring to the traditional dike houses of nearby Durgerdam. Spaciousness is the keyword in this design.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING AROUND A COURTYARD, DEURNE
FARO was asked by Trudo and Adriaans Project development to make a plan for a central courtyard in the Rijtse vennen development in Deurne. Deurne has set the goal for this development to be sustainable. This project can act as a pilot for sustainable residential developments on a larger scale. Our goal is to seek different ways of thinking about building, developing and living, and to create a sustainable investment for the built environment.
PILOTS FOR SUSTAINABLE PILOTING, IJMUIDEN
Weather and wind, ships, strong quays, locks, bridges and steel industry smoke. This is the context for the Pilotage Service’s new pilot operating base. Inspired by this environment, a sustainable and energy-generating building has been constructed from sturdy, robust materials. Its location so close to Tatasteel was the inspiration for using corten steel, a determining feature that encircles the first floor of the building.
NATURE CAMP SITES FOR DUTCH FOREST SERVICE, SCHOONOORD
State forest management wants a recognizable appearance for all of its campsites that contributes to the identity of the organization. FARO has been asked to design the campsite buildings and sanitary units. The reception building is dominated by a large expressive roof that can accommodate a fire place, a check-in machine and a table.
FARMSTEAD DE HULST, OTERLEEK
FARO was asked by Warm Thuis and Bouwcompagnie to design assisted living groups for elderly with Alzheimer. On an existing farmstead, we designed three new barn-like structures in which the groups will be housed. The characteristic existing farmhouse and two existing barns will be integrated into the plan.
ALL VILLAGERS UNDER ONE SLATE ROOF, BADHOEVEDORP
A new social center for Badhoevedorp: the village hall is being rebuilt. FARO architects has further elaborated its winning competition design in consultation with users, managers and the Municipality into this definitive design that will be realized in 2015.
SMART HOUSE FOR ENEXIS
The Enexis house is a show case for modern life with an energy network. A house that harvests energy from sustainable sources and gives energy back to the grid. The house is designed to be sustainable with regards to energy and in choice of materials, but also in educating the occupants and their interaction with their immediate surroundings.
The city of Almere organized a design competition for urban villas and a residential tower for the Cascade park. The designs needed to fit within the ambition to develop the Cascade park as a ‘window of sustainability’: an inspiring example for ecological, social and economical sustainability. FARO designed the winning entry for a residential tower. The location of the tower is unique, as it, with at least 57 residences, will form the head (or tail) of the park.
SCENARIOS FOR EXISTING HOUSING ASSOCIATION HOMES, TASKFORCE CO2
Taskforce CO2 is a foundation established by FARO Research, VGG Middelkoop, bureau Nieman and Amory + Jurriens, following an initiative of Evelyn van der Ploeg. We are working together on interdisciplinary research into CO2 reduction and possibilities of transforming the existing social rental housing stock.
BASKET NEST BETWEEN THE MILLS, KINDERDIJK
‘Cradle to Cradle in the polder’
For a world heritage site, the story is just as important as the physical object itself; a good story for a monument suddenly makes a history lesson tangible and inspiring. The cradle legend brings an extra dimension to the sustainable cradle-to-cradle philosophy. ‘Cradle to Cradle in the polder’ weaves all kinds of points of view together; with attention for both material as well as immaterial heritage.
SUSTAINABLE PREFAB, PAKISTAN
Gerard Voordes, entrepreneur and owner of Muta Sport, is an enlightened employer; a utopian like those of the 19th century. He doesn’t only want to have a healthy profit-making business, he also wants his factory in Pakistan to provide better housing for his employees.
SUPER-SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING, ALMERE
The design is based on the principles of people, planet and profit. Goal is to define a different way of constructing, shopping and living as a sustainable investment in the built environment.
CATALOGUE HOMES WITH VDM
FARO ontwerpt af en toe bijzondere individuele woonhuizen voor opdrachtgevers met ambitie, op architectonisch en/of duurzaam vlak. Regelmatig komen wij ook in contact met potentiele opdrachtgevers die opzien tegen de ‘sores’ van het opdrachtgeverschap, of mensen die domweg het geld niet hebben voor een bijzonder maatpak.