TheAutarkic Dwelling

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Research project about autarkic houses in the Netherlands. The question was simple: How does an autarkic dwelling look like?


To give an answer to this question it was needed to analyse several autarkic houses in the Netherlands and Belgium. In the beginning it became clear that sustainability and autarky are related to each other. This needed to be researched as well. The houses were redrawn, details reconsidered and all aspects were valued. This resulted in a list of buildings with an autarkic score and a sustainable score, a beautiful catalogue. This catalogue represents the face of an autarkic dwelling, starting with earth ships and ending with the high tech villas.





























































I was also responsible for the layout of the book, we are still working on getting the book published.

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