Cracks in the walls and subsiding façades because of earthquakes. When you live in Groningen, then this is your daily reality. A reality with big question marks and consequences, because can you still live safely in your home? No you can’t, not without taking action! Government and builders are busy discussing how to tackle these […]
Best practices on sustainable building are to be found already in many countries, including the Netherlands. These are buildings where the interests of property owners and end-user be separated. And so also ownership and maintenance of base building and fit-out are separated. It gives the owner a much more lucrative business model, and the end-user the flexibility. In this category you will find the international best practices.
Do we have no need in growing experience in renewable energy deployment anymore? Do we know everything already and never anything went wrong? Modifications to systems and buildings facilitates change from previous implementation versions. Without this key to improving loss-models they can not be upgraded or the threshold to learn of improvements will so high that it does not get […]
Do you also have a wish list of things that you really want to see with your own eyes and experience up close, because you have already heard and read so much about it? My list has long included a visit to the building NEXT21 in Japan. The apartment building in the city of Osaka with […]
How would you like the introduction of new regulations that give you more freedom to live the way you want as home buyer? For example by striking regulations that dictate what you can(not) do in your own home? For more freedom we need homes that you can adapt yourself to your specific demands. But also […]
Do you try out everything yourself or do you like to learn from the examples of others? Personally, I like to do the latter and I gladly share that new knowledge with you. That is the reason I travel around the world on behalf of BRIQS, in search of the best building innovation examples we […]