INDIGO: A MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEEM
With Indigo, Woonpioniers aims to make personal architecture and a healthy way of building accessible to a wide audience. Thanks to an optimal interplay between design, construction and use of materials, Indigo combines design freedom with a quick building process and minimal environmental impact. Every Indigo home consists of separate, prefabricated elements that are assembled on site. These elements are characterized by a “moment resisting” bend that not only allows for a free layout of the floor plan, but at the same time yields a beautiful, curved line between wall and roof. The size and roof inclination of the elements themselves can, within certain margins, also be adjusted. The elements are made of beams from laminated wood and filled with cellulose, a bio based insulation material. Numerous options are possible for finishing the roof, facade and interior.
▼项目远景，distant view of the project © Henny van Belkom
▼项目近景，closer view of the project © Henny van Belkom
The flexible dimensioning of the elements and the free layout of the floor plan means we can respond perfectly to individual needs and environmental factors. And although we often include the interior design for our customers, Indigo, as a windproof and watertight “hull”, is very suitable to be finished DIY. We notice a growing need in this regard: many people like to make a meaningful contribution to their own home and by doing so save a little on costs as well. Within each design process, we draw up the contours of an energy plan at an early stage, so that we can integrally find an optimal balance between passive interventions and smart technology. The costs of Indigo start at around € 150,000. We can deliver Indigo, by road transport, within the entire EU. Projects outside the EU are possible as well, provided that we can find the right local construction partners.
▼室内概览，overall view of the interior © Henny van Belkom
INDIGO TANJA & JOS：对环境影响最小的宽敞家庭住宅
INDIGO TANJA & JOS: A SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME WITH A MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
When designing an Indigo for Tanja and Jos they themselves enthusiastically sketched along with us. When our customers get the feeling they are designing their own home, this for us is an honour, and proofs that Indigo, as a flexible framework. The house has a clever spatial lay-out: the living area and “the sleeping house” in the back are separated by a spacious hall where Tanja and Jos can organize cozy events: lectures and room concerts, for example. This zoning also yields smart, separated climate zones.
▼宽敞的门厅，spacious hall © Henny van Belkom
▼从门厅望向客厅，view to the living room from the hall © Henny van Belkom
▼客厅，living room © Henny van Belkom
▼墙和屋顶之间优美的曲线 © Henny van Belkom
the beautiful, curved line between wall and roof
▼餐厅&厨房，dining room & kitchen © Henny van Belkom
▼从走廊望向客厅，view to the bedroom from the corridor © Henny van Belkom
▼一层卧室，bedroom on the ground floor © Henny van Belkom
▼二层卧室，bedroom on the first floor © Henny van Belkom
▼俯瞰生活区域，overlooking the living area © Henny van Belkom
This Indigo runs fully on electricity, a clean choice, provided that the required electricity is generated sustainably. Because the surrounding trees give a lot of shade, in this case the energy is generated within a collective project nearby. The underfloor heating, which can also cool, is powered by an air-to-water heat pump. This project was delivered by our construction partners up to and including wall finishes, interior walls and interior doors. The clients themselves took care of the kitchen and bathroom.
▼浴室，bathroom © Henny van Belkom
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan © Woonpioniers
▼二层平面图，first floor plan © Woonpioniers
▼立面图，elevations © Woonpioniers
▼剖面图，section © Woonpioniers