Floating villa 2

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
Follow the sun from dawn till dusk. This energy neutral houseboat offers panoramic views across the Spaarne river and the nearby meadows. The zinc façade is alternated with aluminum, glass, steel and wood.
The design foresees in the unique wish list of our client; a list of ambitions that has made this floating villa a tailor-made suit to their preferred way of living.
The client wanted their home to produce more energy than it consumes. This is achieved by collecting solar energy using PV-panels on the roof, combined with a heat pump in the concrete hull that collects energy from the difference in water/indoor temperature: an endless natural stream of energy.
Furthermore, the aim was to establish different relationships with living near the water: waking up with your own private meadow view, reading in the sitting window, eating at the water level kitchen with 3.5 meter high ceilings, or relaxing on the terrace.

Amsterdam area, the Netherlands

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Applicant and authors of the project
van Ommeren Architecten. VO-A is an architectural firm that strives to build recognizable living environments that fit like a glove, in which the user can adapt their home over time to their changing wishes. We innovate through the smart use of existing architectural resources. Architecture is our tool to make (unexpected) connections with which the maximum achievable plan can be realized.
Project by Joeri van Ommeren, Bob Spitz

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