Being a Team from a city that is currently undergoing considerable changes in the real estate market, and of course also subject to the climate change that is affecting our planet; we have decided to work on a housing concept that pays tribute to both aspects. We have found that in this context, to be a sustainable housing solution means to be sustainable in an ecological, economical and social sense.
We strive to develop a contracting solution for the renovation and retrofitting of an entire multi-storage house. This contracting solution is aimed at private house owners, who do not have the financial means to renovate their town houses. Supporting private house owner in the city also means supporting the residents of the city, as these are currently facing a significant rise in rents.
The Houses position on top of an existing building, does not only give the owner a unique view over the city, but also ensures that the houses' photovoltaic cells receive the maximum possible solar radiation. This aspect is further considered in our fold-up facade. It allows for an optimal adaption to weather conditions in summer and winter. The shading elements covered in photovoltaic panels fold up to extend the roof surface or fold down as an insulation layer for the winter. In summer the house opens up like a flower towards the sun, maximizing its solar intake surface.
As the House owner does not need to purchase expensive building ground, yet is able to enjoy the advantages of living in the city centre, the rooftop concept is as profitable to the rooftop house owner, as it is the host house owner. Furthermore, due to its low maintenance costs, the rooftop house is a one-off investment that pays for itself in green electricity.