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"Haarlem Shuffle" floating home provides an energy-neutral haven

"Haarlem Shuffle" floating hom...
Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
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“Haarlem Shuffle” is located on the Spaarne River in Haarelm, Netherlands
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“Haarlem Shuffle” is located on the Spaarne River in Haarelm, Netherlands
The floating home features a locally sourced wooden cladding façade
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The floating home features a locally sourced wooden cladding façade
This floating home that sets itself apart from traditional “houseboats”
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This floating home that sets itself apart from traditional “houseboats”
The land-facing part of the home offers privacy from passing traffic
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The land-facing part of the home offers privacy from passing traffic
Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
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Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
Gorgeous wooden cladding encases the home
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Gorgeous wooden cladding encases the home
View of the Haarlem Shuffle across the river
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View of the Haarlem Shuffle across the river
Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
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Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
The 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) home captures views across the river
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The 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) home captures views across the river
Master bedroom looks out across the river
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Master bedroom looks out across the river
Solar panels line the roof of this energy-neutral home
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Solar panels line the roof of this energy-neutral home
Large glass windows offer open views and plenty of light 
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Large glass windows offer open views and plenty of light 
The floating home features a small outdoor terrace
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The floating home features a small outdoor terrace
Gorgeous entrance to the Haarlem Shuffle
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Gorgeous entrance to the Haarlem Shuffle
The Haarlem Shuffle’s main level features a large open plan living area
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The Haarlem Shuffle’s main level features a large open plan living area
A glass wall has been specifically designed alongside the interior stairwell and open void 
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A glass wall has been specifically designed alongside the interior stairwell and open void 
This glass wall allows natural light to filter down to the home’s lower level
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This glass wall allows natural light to filter down to the home’s lower level
Gorgeous view across the Spaarne
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Gorgeous view across the Spaarne
The Haarlem Shuffle features a streamline modern kitchen with open dining area
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The Haarlem Shuffle features a streamline modern kitchen with open dining area
Plenty of storage space in the kitchen
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Plenty of storage space in the kitchen
The home's interior is full of space and natural light
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The home's interior is full of space and natural light
Stunning attention detail in the home's modern decor
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Stunning attention detail in the home's modern decor
Hanging lamps above the dining table
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Hanging lamps above the dining table
The Haarlem Shuffle features a large open plan living area with wooden fireplace
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The Haarlem Shuffle features a large open plan living area with wooden fireplace
Natural wooden elements of the home
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Natural wooden elements of the home
Stairs leading to the lower level of the home
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Stairs leading to the lower level of the home
Master bedroom complete full bathroom
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Master bedroom complete full bathroom
Master bathroom
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Master bathroom
The master bathroom also features a shower
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The master bathroom also features a shower
Bathtub and shower make up the master bedroom ensuite
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Bathtub and shower make up the master bedroom ensuite
The 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) home stretches over two levels
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The 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) home stretches over two levels
The master bedroom is full of wardrobe space and storage
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The master bedroom is full of wardrobe space and storage
The floating home is designed to offer the occupants privacy while also capitalizing on views across the river
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The floating home is designed to offer the occupants privacy while also capitalizing on views across the river
Upper level, Haarlem Shuffle by VanOmmeren-architects 
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Upper level, Haarlem Shuffle by VanOmmeren-architects 
Lower level, Haarlem Shuffle by VanOmmeren-architects 
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Lower level, Haarlem Shuffle by VanOmmeren-architects 

Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy-neutral floating home that sets itself apart from traditional "houseboats". Dubbed "Haarlem Shuffle," the 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) floating home is located on the Spaarne River in Haarelm, the Netherlands. Stretching over two levels, it's is designed to offer the occupants privacy while also capitalizing on natural light and views across the river.

"The design plays with the perception of the dynamics around the Spaarne, the relationship with Haarlem and the bright open living spaces," says vanOmmeren-architecten. "The ark gets its expression by a strong orthogonal composition of open and closed facade elements."

The Haarlem Shuffle’s main level features a large open plan living area
The Haarlem Shuffle’s main level features a large open plan living area

The floating home features a locally sourced wooden cladding façade with a slim aluminum roof-line. Aluminum framing has also been used for the home's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. In addition, a glass wall has been specifically designed alongside the interior stairwell and open void to allow natural light to filter down to the home's lower level, where the bedrooms, music and recreational zones are located.

Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home
Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy neutral floating home

The Haarlem Shuffle's main level features a large open plan living space with wooden fireplace and access to a small outdoor terrace; streamline modern kitchen with open dining; as well as a hidden master bedroom complete with a full master ensuite. The lower level features an additional two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open recreational lounge, study and plenty of storage.

The Haarlem Shuffle features a large open plan living area with wooden fireplace
The Haarlem Shuffle features a large open plan living area with wooden fireplace

Two heat pumps and rooftop photovoltaic panels generate enough electricity to power the home all year round and make it energy neutral.

"The sustainable and high-end detailing makes this floating villa stand out from the other houseboats," says vanOmmeren-architecten. "Where the Spaarne makes his overture to Haarlem; it is relaxed living in a dynamic and bright environment; designed in a rhythmic but playful whole: the Haarlem Shuffle."

The video below shows how the Haarlem Shuffle was transported to its current location. Final cost of the home has not been released.

Source: vanOmmeren Architecten via Archdaily and Eva Janssens

Floating villa Haarlem Shuffle on the move || vanOmmeren-architecten

1 comment
Gannet
how does the heat pump generate electricity? I might have thought it would have done the heating and cooling ?