In the durable EVA Lanxmeer district a double house for two families with a sustainable character is realized. With highly insulated floors, walls, roofs and glazing, heat recovery and solar energy it scores well within the prevailing building standards. With the traditional thatched roof and facade a striking sculpture with a contemporary, modern, and natural look is created.
Because it is built in the sustainable neighborhood EVA Lanxmeer it is connected to the sustainability principle of this district . A solar collector on the roof provides hot water, which is also used for heating. The load-bearing walls of the ground floor are made of Porotherm, a more sustainable alternative to sand-limestone. All other walls are made of wood with FSC certificate, insulated with flax. The wastewater is separated into gray water (shower, kitchen sinks and washing machine) and black water (toilet). This provides advantages in water treatment . The foundation of these homes is made with very light insulating concrete, because the building is built in a water abstraction area and other foundation types are therefore not possible.