What is your green vision?
Sustainable building should be the only way we’re constructing these days. We shouldn’t let future generations pay for our building methods of today. Not only by adding CO2 into the atmosphere, but also by having them pay more than necessary for energy consumption. The costs of heating a home will rise substantially in the next decades. If we don’t invest in designing and building energy sufficient homes that consume less energy right now, the costs of living in such a home will become more and more expensive over time.
This means having the courage to use new techniques, materials and ways of thinking. Designing a building should be approached for durability on all levels: ecological, social and physical. This means extra investments at this moment, so we can benefit from these choices in the long run. Most important is that one tries something new instead of holding on to tradition.
FARO Architecten has build up a certain knowledge on sustainable building. We plan to share this knowledge and will continue to learn from others.
On what sustainable project are you working on?
We’ve just completed a design for the IBA in Hamburg, in which we designed a home as a living organism. We’re also still developing the design for an old silo in Amsterdam, that will be transformed into office and public space. Our home on Steigereiland recently received the first PassiefBouwen Keur for a completed building in the Netherlands. Most important is that we try to convince all our clients to approach their project in a sustainable way.
|topic(s)||Cradle to Cradle, Local Materials, Recycled Materials, Solar Energy, Sustainable Materials|
|location||San Francisco (CA), United States|
2010 AIACC Small Projects Merit Award
|topic(s)||Electric Mobility, Solar Energy, Sustainable Materials, Zero Emission|
|location||New York City, Kittery (New York), United States|
-The tower is designed by solus4 using their SNCI principals (Sustainable Neighborhood Collaborative Initiative). -The distinctive shape of this tower comes from its innovative s...
|topic(s)||Local Materials, Passive Building, Water Recycling|
|location||Las Vegas, United States|
|topic(s)||Cradle to Cradle, Solar Energy, Sustainable Materials, Water Recycling, Wind Energy|
|designer||DeltaSync, DWA, Edifico en Roseliek van der Velden|
|location||Amsterdam, Oost-Watergraafsmeer, Netherlands|
|topic(s)||Energy Positive, Green Roof, Passive Building, Solar Energy, Zero Emission|
|designer||Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences|
– The house produces more energy then needed. – Photovoltaic solar panels. – Highly efficiency heating and cooling system. – Passive cooling and heating – Natural ven...
|topic(s)||Energy Positive, Solar Energy|
|designer||Technische Universitat Darmstadt|
|client||U.S. Department of Energy|
- 40 rooftop solar panels, 250 thin-film CIGS panels on the exterior, and an 11.1kW solar photovoltaic system - custom-made vacuum insulation structural panels - 1th place of the...
|topic(s)||Green Roof, Local Materials, Solar Energy, Sustainable Materials, Water Recycling|
|location||Laka by Pszczyna (Silesia), Poland|
GREEN FEATURES: > Building structure - compact layout - optimised percentage outer surface / cubature and optimised orientation towards the sun > Building materials - natural ...
|topic(s)||Passive Building, Sustainable Materials|
|location||Seattle, United States|
The Backyard house incorporates common sense and affordable, sustainable materials and methods. The structure itself employs advanced framing to reduce wood usage by +/- 30% in com...
|topic(s)||Cradle to Cradle, Green Roof, Sustainable Materials|
|location||RENNES (FRANCE), France|
The project is detailed like this : 239 flats: 201 for students and 38 flats for social accession. At the entrance of Rennes city, the project works like a door, showing that we...
|topic(s)||Electric Mobility, Passive Building, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Zero Emission|
2010 Winner - Conran Design Award 2010 Winner - Pilkington Design Award - Best use of Glazing Finalist 2010 Interior Motives Design Award - Best Use of Technology & Best Eco Desi...
|topic(s)||Geothermal Energy, Green Roof, Solar Energy, Water Recycling|
|designer||Crepain Binst Architecture NV in collaboration with VK Engineering|
|location||Noordlaan 9, Torhout (Torhout), Belgium|
Diverse eco-innovative techniques such as a technical front wall with integrated photovoltaic panels, a borehole energy storage field (BEO field) and core concrete activation (BKA)...
|topic(s)||Solar Energy, Zero Emission|
|designer||Nothing Design Group|
|location||Angkor Wat, Cambodia|
– Zero CO2 emission – In comparison to typical streetlamps that use 150W incandescent bulbs, the contributed solar-powered streetlights lower the CO2 emissions to 240kg, the...
|topic(s)||Recycled Materials, Solar Energy, Water Recycling|
|location||Monte Rosa, Switzerland|
September 2008, the project has received the ‘Holcim Awards Bronze 2008 Europe’ of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. So it is qualified for the global competi...
|topic(s)||Electric Mobility, Hybrid Energy|
|location||London Heathrow (LHR) airport, London, United Kingdom|
- 100% electronically powered - low energy usage of 0.15Kw h/vehicle km at 25mph - 50% more energy-efficient than buses or trains - 70% more energy-efficient than private cars (...
|type||Ships & boats|
|location||la Louvière, Belgium|
– Physalia is a vessel, 100% self sufficient in energy, whose bionic structure is inspired from the Greek word 'water bubble'. – Its architecture with carbon zero emission ...