TINY TIM: TIM­BER INDE­PEN­DENT MOBILE

AMS527 intro

Imag­ine this: small is large enough for you. This Tim­ber Inde­pen­dent Mobile, Tiny TIM, is smart about resource use, extremely energy effi­cient and has low liv­ing expenses.

MORE

ENERGY NEU­TRAL IN GEER­PARK, VLIJMEN

VLIJ018 intro

Geer­park is a new neigh­bor­hood in Vli­j­men. The city, the cor­po­ra­tion, the province and the water­dis­trict have for­mu­lated high sus­tain­able ambi­tions to make Geer­park the most sus­tain­able neigh­bor­hood in the Nether­lands. The neigh­bor­hood will be all-​electric and all homes will be energy neu­tral. The plan belongs to one of the 13 ‘excel­lent area’s’ des­ig­nated by the ministry.

MORE

MEN­NON­ITE CHURCH IN THE WOODS, ELSPEET

Design a church accord­ing to the tra­di­tional Men­non­ite prin­ci­ples: a sus­tain­able build­ing, with the user in mind and a space for gath­er­ing and meet­ing. The first Men­non­ite churches were hid­den and incon­spic­u­ous; sim­ple places of con­gre­ga­tion around the bible. The inte­ri­ors were sober and as pure as pos­si­ble. No dis­trac­tion or orna­ments in order to enhance con­cen­tra­tion and togeth­er­ness. The new church on Men­norode refers to that time.

MORE

STEIGEREI­LAND 2.0SUS­TAIN­ABLE IN WOOD

In Amsterdam’s IJburg steigerei­land, FARO has built an energy-​neutral dwelling accord­ing to the stan­dards of Cra­dle to Cra­dle. All mate­ri­als are or com­postable or recy­clable. The House is also the first build­ing in Nether­lands with two passive-​Build-​quality marks, granted for both the design and the built result.

MORE

STEIGEREI­LAND 1.0ENERGY SUFFICIENT

On Steigerei­land, in Ams­ter­dam, Pieter Wei­j­nen built his own exper­i­men­tal energy effi­cient wooden home. The house is painted a vibrant blue, refer­ring to the tra­di­tional dike houses of nearby Durg­er­dam. Spa­cious­ness is the key­word in this design.

MORE

SUS­TAIN­ABLE LIV­ING AROUND A COURT­YARD, DEURNE

FARO was asked by Trudo and Adri­aans Project devel­op­ment to make a plan for a cen­tral court­yard in the Rijtse ven­nen devel­op­ment in Deurne. Deurne has set the goal for this devel­op­ment to be sus­tain­able. This project can act as a pilot for sus­tain­able res­i­den­tial devel­op­ments on a larger scale. Our goal is to seek dif­fer­ent ways of think­ing about build­ing, devel­op­ing and liv­ing, and to cre­ate a sus­tain­able invest­ment for the built environment.

MORE

PILOTS FOR SUS­TAIN­ABLE PILOT­ING, IJMUIDEN

Weather and wind, ships, strong quays, locks, bridges and steel indus­try smoke. This is the con­text for the Pilotage Service’s new pilot oper­at­ing base. Inspired by this envi­ron­ment, a sus­tain­able and energy-​generating build­ing has been con­structed from sturdy, robust mate­ri­als. Its loca­tion so close to Tatas­teel was the inspi­ra­tion for using corten steel, a deter­min­ing fea­ture that encir­cles the first floor of the building.

MORE

NATURE CAMP SITES FOR DUTCH FOR­EST SER­VICE, SCHOONOORD

State for­est man­age­ment wants a rec­og­niz­able appear­ance for all of its camp­sites that con­tributes to the iden­tity of the orga­ni­za­tion. FARO has been asked to design the camp­site build­ings and san­i­tary units. The recep­tion build­ing is dom­i­nated by a large expres­sive roof that can accom­mo­date a fire place, a check-​in machine and a table.

MORE

FARM­STEAD DE HULST, OTERLEEK

FARO was asked by Warm Thuis and Bouw­com­pag­nie to design assisted liv­ing groups for elderly with Alzheimer. On an exist­ing farm­stead, we designed three new barn-​like struc­tures in which the groups will be housed. The char­ac­ter­is­tic exist­ing farm­house and two exist­ing barns will be inte­grated into the plan.

MORE

ALL VIL­LAGERS UNDER ONE SLATE ROOF, BADHOEVEDORP

A new social cen­ter for Bad­ho­eve­dorp: the vil­lage hall is being rebuilt. FARO archi­tects has fur­ther elab­o­rated its win­ning com­pe­ti­tion design in con­sul­ta­tion with users, man­agers and the Munic­i­pal­ity into this defin­i­tive design that will be real­ized in 2015.

MORE

SMART HOUSE FOR ENEXIS

The Enexis house is a show case for mod­ern life with an energy net­work. A house that har­vests energy from sus­tain­able sources and gives energy back to the grid. The house is designed to be sus­tain­able with regards to energy and in choice of mate­ri­als, but also in edu­cat­ing the occu­pants and their inter­ac­tion with their imme­di­ate surroundings.

MORE

CASA CASCADE

The city of Almere orga­nized a design com­pe­ti­tion for urban vil­las and a res­i­den­tial tower for the Cas­cade park. The designs needed to fit within the ambi­tion to develop the Cas­cade park as a ‘win­dow of sus­tain­abil­ity’: an inspir­ing exam­ple for eco­log­i­cal, social and eco­nom­i­cal sus­tain­abil­ity. FARO designed the win­ning entry for a res­i­den­tial tower. The loca­tion of the tower is unique, as it, with at least 57 res­i­dences, will form the head (or tail) of the park.

MORE

SCE­NAR­IOS FOR EXIST­ING HOUS­ING ASSO­CI­A­TION HOMES, TASK­FORCE CO2

Task­force CO2 is a foun­da­tion estab­lished by FARO Research, VGG Mid­delkoop, bureau Nie­man and Amory + Jur­riens, fol­low­ing an ini­tia­tive of Eve­lyn van der Ploeg. We are work­ing together on inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research into CO2 reduc­tion and pos­si­bil­i­ties of trans­form­ing the exist­ing social rental hous­ing stock.

MORE

BAS­KET NEST BETWEEN THE MILLS, KINDERDIJK

Cra­dle to Cra­dle in the polder’

For a world her­itage site, the story is just as impor­tant as the phys­i­cal object itself; a good story for a mon­u­ment sud­denly makes a his­tory les­son tan­gi­ble and inspir­ing. The cra­dle leg­end brings an extra dimen­sion to the sus­tain­able cradle-​to-​cradle phi­los­o­phy. ‘Cra­dle to Cra­dle in the polder’ weaves all kinds of points of view together; with atten­tion for both mate­r­ial as well as imma­te­r­ial heritage.

MORE

SUS­TAIN­ABLE PRE­FAB, PAKISTAN

Ger­ard Voordes, entre­pre­neur and owner of Muta Sport, is an enlight­ened employer; a utopian like those of the 19th cen­tury. He doesn’t only want to have a healthy profit-​making busi­ness, he also wants his fac­tory in Pak­istan to pro­vide bet­ter hous­ing for his employees.

MORE

SUPER-​SUSTAINABLE SHOP­PING, ALMERE

The design is based on the prin­ci­ples of peo­ple, planet and profit. Goal is to define a dif­fer­ent way of con­struct­ing, shop­ping and liv­ing as a sus­tain­able invest­ment in the built environment.

MORE

CAT­A­LOGUE HOMES WITH VDM

FARO ontwerpt af en toe bij­zon­dere indi­vidu­ele woon­huizen voor opdracht­gev­ers met ambitie, op archi­tec­tonisch en/​of duurzaam vlak. Regel­matig komen wij ook in con­tact met poten­tiele opdracht­gev­ers die opzien tegen de ‘sores’ van het opdracht­gev­er­schap, of mensen die domweg het geld niet hebben voor een bij­zon­der maatpak.

MORE

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777
info@​faro.​nl

Facebook Linkedin Pinterest Twitter Youtube