Since building its first robotically-fabricated structure in 2015, Studio RAP has not stopped winning awards in home construction in the Netherlands. The Dutch architectural firm has been exploring home construction with sustainable materials. It completed its first sustainable private home recently and built the house on top of the water in the historical city of Leiden (NL).
This sustainable home called “the Float“ is unlike many existing prefabs that are usually small in size and made from hempcrete, steel, or wood. Instead, the primary materials for this building are bio-based timber and plant-based cork, which, like other sustainable construction materials, gives the building a significantly low carbon footprint. RAP’s construction technique also enabled using much less timber in constructing the home than in building conventional homes. The company’s goal is to keep transforming the sustainable housing industry.