I Bart Verschoor 1965 born in Loenersloot near Amsterdam have been more outside than inside exploring what to do on land or on the water, with a result of building In my childhood all sorts driving, floating or even flying. Sailing with my parent’s, friends and cousins was present almost all free time. I have been going to school up to 17 years old and loving to be in nature was developed in my childhood. Olympic windsurfing became most important for me in life in my twenty’s loving to be out on the water, learning about strategy, tactics, metrologie and so on. Followed by yacht racing worldwide and hightech composite yachtbuilding in England familie live started in Amsterdam in the year 1991. After a short period of boatbuilding, importing a sailboat from New Zealand and refitting sailing yachts in the Netherlands, building furniture and house interiors got then my new born attention as a profession. I needed to go back in to the more craft skills building in wood.
Next i have found the opportunity to design and build an entire building. From then on the architecture became my new subject for the profession based on selfstudy and the building by my self including all disaplines. Designing in balance with nature in very important to me regarding material use and the overall connection of the building with nature, so the building with the people living in it becomes a part of nature. The best professionals i have found are available for surtain speciality’s and the builders that i have been training and coaching are now my first choice as a builder. I myself do represent my designing skills and couching the ones that participate in a project as a trainee . In summertime i wil spend time sailing while I do volunteer work by helping nature in the Waddenzee using my new boat made out of wood by the craftsmen from Norway. The year 20202 – 2021 will be a year of studying my personal plan – designing a small community residence on farmer land to serve a self sufficient – autonomous live off us me and Annemarie and the participating farmers and craftsmen to be found yet. The idee is to re use farmer land to do biological farming , producing also the food needed for the nearby village residence to connect people with the fist need in life and to create a household on the farmer land fore the people that work the land. Soon i will start a new page for showing my thoughts.
i am investigating the possibilities in finding land near Amsterdam and creating a new atelier / home in and with nature , totally autonomous.
A new boat is build by craftsmen from Norway. The boat is ment to go out in to the open solo and autonomous with me on board, to find back one of my biggest pleasures . 2020
Around 1900 the halfjord – Firing was build for the fischermen from spruce and pine. The boat is fast rowing and sailing.
.Beekeeping on the roof. 2020
designing 2019. Will be built by former trainees. 2020
This design is in relation with the light house free work design 2006. The sun in winter can heat the home hole day longe. In summer the terrasroof is giving shade. The tree stands in the center of the circle orientated to the south for a practical reason giving shade in summer and for a symbolic reason as the tree of life in the middle of the universe.
The building is designed to be build in wood only, including the ground floor lifted from the field.
Designing 2019. Built by former trainees. 2019
Painters atelier in the back garden just with in the allowed measures and inspired by the Norwegian lifted of the ground homes.
Studying the vikingtimes and after architecture on land and the water in Norway.2019
I bought a transport bicycle electric driven and build a tent in style with the Viking boathouse to travel up to Tronheim in Norway.
designing 2017. Built by trainees trained by me 2018.
Finding the willing people to learn how to build the wooden home along the modern way ment al lot to me. With a big smile on their face the have been building from scratch to the end in six months. After designing the home i have first trained them preparing the work knowing all details of all disaplins. The result is top quality. Cros laminated timber walls and floors -unidirectional laminated timber glass facade, wood fiber insulation all as the Main Street material use. The design came along thinking of a atelier on the Montmartre in Paris facing the north with all the glass. The rectangular is fitting the plastic number I thank Dom Hans van der Laan.
Coaching the architect in building and coaching the builder in designing. All concerned cross laminated timber construction. 2014 – 2017
Co developing PVT (polar voltaic thermal ) panels in combination with heat pump installation . 2014 – 2016
A pioneering hands on learning by doing approach. In the end to find a highly energie efficiency ( finally € 13 electricity a month heating cost )way heating tapwater and home warming. A censored and computer managed installation was changed to the use of only thermal mechanical working valves to reach a more controllable setup. In the near future more lotech solutions can probably result in € 0,- heating cost.
Designing 2013 and building 2014
Designing the home thinking in using CLT als material use gave me big advantages considering constructing opportunity’s and it was in Holland early days in building with cros laminated timber. It gave me a big boost realising i was doing good with this eco friendly material. The design i have made thinking of monastery’s – Sober – cool in summer – grond floor and Scandinavian yachtclubs all in wood – terras with big overhang for shade in summer – panoramic view from the Living room on the second floor. The need for green roofs – creating a roofgarden and a growing vegetables garden above the garage. Building the home mainly done with my own hands, partly done by helping friends and family and partly done by some professionals like the crane driver during compiling the CLT elements in one week.
Designing and building a new ground floor in CLT (cros laminated Timber ) after the building of a new foundation and cellar. 2008
This was my first experians using CLT as a prefabricated ready to instal product in stead off using the concrete.
Coaching sailors and designing – building composite training-video – camera equipment. 2009 – 2011
Designing and rebuilding 2007.
designing and rebuilding former garage.2005
Furniture making 1997 – 2008
Introducing and promoting a sailboat from New Zealand 1994 – 1996
Building wood composites yachts and fitting deck gear on sailing yachts 1991 – 1994
Professional yacht racing crew member, yacht builder and responsible for the maintenance during the racing season . 1988 – 1992
Windsurfing from 1980 – Olympic Games 1988
Technical school (LTS)