ijsselstein rowhouses



Ijsselstein Rowhouses

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.
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