Recent media coverage of Onix’s Stair House has been overwhelming!
20 mei 2014
Various publications on the wooden house in the city of
Almelo (the Netherlands) have recently appeared in the written media such as: the weekend supplement of the
Trouw (a Dutch daily newspaper), the Yearbook 2013/14
of Architecture in the Netherlands, and the magazines
de Architect and Het Houtblad
(Dutch trade magazines on architecture and building).
Onix believes in experimentation and research. It is only
through research and experimentation that true innovation
can be achieved. Onix has done research studies on
educational facilities, new home zones, care homes and building traditions in other countries. In addition, Onix is always proactively searching for experimentation opportunities as well as new, on-the-job developed, design possibilities - covered by the term 'Hands on Architecture'.
The ultimate objective is to make people feel at home,
whether it's in their home, in their school or at their office.
"We're builders, we literally materialise ideas. That's not something you do on your own. The thing is to meet this challange by jointly creating something new - from a common perspective and with lots of imagination, love and know-how. Thus making the world look just that bit more beautiful and interesting"
At Onix we believe that a sustainable building is the
equivalent of a 'Healthy Building'. Healthy for its users,
for the people who spend their time there, for the environment and the vicinty of the building as well as healthy for the organisation, which profits from the building. To us designing 'Healthy Buildings' means focussing on low-tech solutions, solutions which are really quite obvious but all too often overlooked.