Amsterdam Noord

Written by Wouter Klijn

floating house

Key data

Completion:2018-2019Client:privateDesign/ArchitectureHans Kuijpers (Almere)Straw Builder:Eric WesseliusPossibility to visit:NoPress photos:No
Residential acreage:150m2U-Value (Wall):W/m2KU-Value (Roof):W/m2KCategories:Projects Netherlands,
More about this Straw Bale House

This house is part of the “Schoonschip” project: a floating eco-village in Amsterdam North. Very progressive experiments are being conducted here in the fields of energy, raw materials recycling and mobility.
The basis for the construction is a floating concrete container on which the timber frame rests. The walls consist of many partitions filled with straw bales, straight from the farmer; a sturdy straw construction system conceived by Erik Wesselius and further refined by architect Hans Kuijpers. A large greenhouse is attached to the house, made of old used greenhouse parts.
The outside of the straw facade is covered with gypsum fiber board and larch facade cladding.

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Wouter Klijn