14 Feb '18, 11am

Energy-neutral luxury houseboat floats in Haarlem waters

A stairway leads down to a second floor below where two guest bedrooms and bathrooms are located in addition to a large music room, storage, laundry room, and mechanical room. “The design plays with the perception of the dynamics around the Spaarne, the relationship with Haarlem and the bright open living spaces,” wrote the architects about the energy-neutral design. “The ark gets its expression by a strong orthogonal composition of open and closed facade elements. The large vide near the southwest windows opens up the floor for light to reach the lower music and sleeping spaces.”

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