Design: The Cavity Filled
In 2012, a national monument in Amsterdam will be restored and made more sustainable. As usual, the building stands on its own land and foundation and there are small cavities between this building and the neighboring buildings. These spaces are very narrow, irregularly shaped and are in direct contact with the outside air. Isolating is not easy, but very rewarding. An insulated cavity allows the buildings to benefit on both sides without losing space inside. A reversible solution has been designed with a material that is highly resistant to moisture and also ventilates a little. Expanded polystyrene has been used, without glue. The cavity can therefore be drained again.
This experiment is being monitored by us.