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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Bonaire House in The Netherlands by Silberstein Architecture

 
November 24th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Silberstein Architecture

PROGRAM:
3 bedrooms, each, with their own private bathroom, one bedroom with its own private bathroom accessible from the exterior of the house, a study/TV room also with its own full bath to allow for future conversion into bedroom, living room, dining- room, kitchen , one car garage, a pool, spa and dock for boats and jet skis.

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  • Architects: Silberstein Architecture
  • Project: Bonaire House
  • Location: Bonaire, The Netherlands
  • Date Completed: 3/2011
  • Exterior Walls: Reinforced Concrete & float finish stucco
  • Interior Walls: Masonry & Plaster
  • Flat Roof: Poured in place concrete
  • Shed roof: Cold rolled steel framing covered with corrugated metal panels
  • Ceiling Finish: T & G Teak
  • Flooring: Limestone
  • Photography: Robin Hill Photography

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:
– 48 photovoltaic panels power all lighting & 1 A/C compressor
– Solar water heater provides 100% heating for pool
– Back up batteries store energy from photovoltaic panels 3 hour capacity.
– Underground cistern stores rain water for irrigation
– Split system A/C reduces energy consumption by allowing
– Double insulated glazing.
– House is aligned with local trade winds to create a cross breeze effect.

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SITE: The 1/3 acre site lies at end of a cul-de-sac and is sandwiched between two double story residences. The depth of the property runs northeast to southwest, perfectly aligned with the local trade winds.

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SOLUTION: The outline of the house and location of rooms are influenced by: the close proximity of adjacent homes, predominant wind direction, and water views

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