Kiss + Cathcart was invited to work with Han
van Zwieten, architects and planners, to develop a new standard
for moderate-cost, solar-electric generating housing. The rowhouse
units shown above were built in a "new town" development
in the Netherlands, and conform to strict space and budget guidelines.
The photovoltaic panels are integrated into raised two-level sunrooms,
and take advantage of the fact that, at high lattitudes, vertically-oriented
PVs are highly efficient. The panels are interspersed with glass,
wood, and translucent materials in a wood frame. PV use in the
Netherlands is among the most advanced in the world, and it is
a special honor to have Kiss + Cathcart's expertise in combining
design and solar technology recognized there. See also an article
in Dwell Magazine.