The New Stuff

Zero-carbon house by Zecc Architecten

20th century historic villa transformed in a modern zero-carbon house


Zero-carbon house by Zecc Architecten

A few days ago, we talked about a 19th century barn that had been re-purposed into a modern day office. And, now we come across another ‘historic’ villa (from early 20th century) that has been turned into a contemporary carbon-neutral residence. Located in the rural town of Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Netherlands, the modernization project was achieved by Dutch architecture firm Zecc Architecten in collaboration with One Planet Architecture Institute or OPAi. In this regard, the green energy credentials are conveniently provided by sustainable systems comprising of solar paneled roofing and geothermal heat pump mechanisms.

However, the renovation didn’t only entail the achievement of the zero-carbon status; the scope also encompassed a new structural addition to the old villa. This can be seen from the modernist kitchen expansion (with tall window facades and linear bearing) that directly contrasts with the brick-laden structure of the original building. In fact, it is the juxtaposition of old and modern that translates the historic building’s ‘transformation’ into a contemporary house infused with dollops of high end technology.

All images are courtesy of Cornbread Works.

Via: Earth911

The following two tabs change content below.
A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

Recently Published

Panasonic's Triangular Robotic Cleaner MC-RS1 Rulo
»

Panasonic’s triangular robotic cleaner aims to clean even pesky corners

Thanko Bath Pillow with Smartphone Holder
»

Freely access your smartphone in bathtub with Thanko Bath Pillow

Lego-inspired Furniture by Lola Glamour
»

Lego-inspired furniture will make you wish for reliving your childhood

Platform House by Takanobu Kishimoto
»

Takanobu Kishimoto builds Platform House around vintage train car

Barbie Penthouse by Nicole Sassaman
»

Nicole Sassaman creates her own fascinating Barbie penthouse

Bushel Basket Pendant Lamp
»

Bushel basket pendant lamp adds rustic tinge into any interior

CVT Base Camp Rooftop Tent
»

Pitch camp on your car or truck with CVT rooftop tent

Tiny House by Chris Heininge Construction
»

Would you shell out $70,000 to inhabit luxurious ‘Tiny House’ in Oregon?

Red Hot Classic Toaster with Improved Features
»

Red hot classic toaster got smarter with upgraded lineaments

Star Wars-themed X-Wing Rocker
»

Toy maker crafts Star Wars-themed X-wing rocker for younglings

DIY TV stand doubles as elegant bookcase
»

Reclaimed pallet TV stand doubles as elegant bookcase

Karaoke Shower by YouTuber Furze
»

Colin Furze makes singing while bathing more fun with Karaoke Shower

Radlabs’ DIY $10 Heat Flow Kit
»

Radlabs’ DIY $10 thermal kit helps radiators heat your apartment better

Pioneering robotic chefs cook for humans
»

Pioneering robotic chefs cook for humans by watching YouTube videos

GE’s Smart Sous Vide Probe and Touch-sensitive Induction Cooktops
»

GE’s smart sous vide probe interacts with touch-sensitive induction cooktops

Share with your friends










Submit