Nico + Carl Verdickt. Architects. Antwerp.

The Greenhouse. Belgium.
The Greenhouse stands out because of its affordability and heat trapping ability. The structure is framed by a ready-made steel structure and encased in an alternating series of super-insulating transparent glass and translucent polycarbonate plates. The steel-framed structure is enveloped in alternating layers of insulated transparent glass and translucent polycarbonate plates, so when the sun comes through the glass and heats up the interior, the insulation in the glass keeps the heat inside. At night, when the interior cools down, even after all the warmth seeps out of the concrete floors, there's a revolving fireplace. Extra insulation is also added at the back of the glass walls to shield certain areas of the house from public eye.

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