A new electric vehicle fast charging network being built out in the Netherlands will be among the world’s largest when it’s done by 2015.
Design firm Roel de Boer has created a lightweight roofing tile that can be retrofitted on existing sloping shingles, making green roofs possible in difficult urban locations.
A Dutch university town has set up a prefab home supermarket for first-time home buyers, with diverse designs from 20 different architecture firms.
To convey “openness and transparency,” the design for the new International Criminal Court includes green walls and a generous use glazing for ventilation and daylighting.
A massive maritime warehouse in Rotterdam is converted into modular classroom space, saving on building costs and reducing the raw materials needed to build new classrooms.
Looking more like a piece of toy furniture that a dwelling, the self-sufficient Isolee house runs on a wood stove and solar power, barely touching the surrounding natural environment.
This Bridge House uses the traditional Dutch “terp” method of embedding a building in a low mound to harness the geothermal properties of the soil and live off the grid.
A new college science building in the Netherlands employs sustainable techniques, such as a green roof, natural daylight and thermal massing, to help foster a sense of community.
To prepare for expected flooding of the countryside due to global warming, Dutch architects are designing a “climate-proof” prototype city that can rise along with the average sea level.
In two separate projects, former Dutch military strongholds have been transformed via adaptive reuse into green spaces where people can relax and enjoy picnics.