August 9, 2010
Blue House The Minimalist Vertical Sustainable Eco House
by Pieter Weijnen
Located at Steigereiland which is one of the seven artificial islands dredged from Amsterdam precisely at lJ Lake in IJburg, the Blue House is one of many home designs which captivated us designed by Dutch architect Pieter Weijnen of FARO Architecten. It’s very obvious that the name of blue water coming from the surrounding deep blue waters.
Instead of living wide, the house plan made by the architecture is going up vertical. So you can guess that this house is designed with minimalist interior and towards sustainable use of energy. Just hearing the word minimalist design I can conclude that most minimalist house will feature large simple windows to bring natural light and heat towards the house.
The home design uses cooling system inspired by the Arabian cooling towers. Because it’s sustainable and eco friendly the rain water will be re used for toilet and washing machine, where first the water used will automatically will be filtered so that it’s clean. Recycled material of wood is this green house option. Check out more at Pieter Weijnen of FARO Architecten.