Houses De Ark

Client: De Ark
Location: Turnhout
Timing: 2015 - 2018

Research & development & knowledge sharing

Commissioned by social housing company De Ark Bureau Bouwtechniek makes a study on an energetic renovation concept with prefabricated wall system.
This study fits the context of the IST (Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology) experiment 'Housing renovation: innovation in energy-efficient remodelling'.

In preparation for this research Bureau Bouwtechniek conducted an audit that focused mainly on the structural analysis of the facades and roofs.



Research methods audit

  • visual inspections and detail measurements 
  • thermographic survey 
  • moisture measurement 
  • review documents 
  • thermal evaluation of the building envelope 
  • airtightness measurements 
  • destructive research

BB team:  ir. arch. Robbe Verelst, ing. Martijn Vyncke, int. arch. Katie Van der Borght, arch. Els Cauberghs