About us

Our core belief is that technological innovation will transform the entire built environment lifecycle and will reduce the TCO and TCU. How people design, build, operate and experience the built world will change dramatically in the near future. Smart “autonomous” residential buildings will help in creating healthy and friendly neighborhoods.

Mission Statement
“To accelerate the transition of the build industry by creating affordable residential buildings while reducing the environmental footprint”.

NGH Vertical
With our integrated group of companies we control and streamline the workflow. NxtGen Houses is an end-to-end platform for design, development, construction and management of residential buildings. We approach the construction of homes as a production process and can create any type of building using the same platform and our self-developed building system. In addition we are able to keep control of the entire value chain from design, production, assembly, maintenance to disassembly.

Our own designed and made to order building primitives and assemblies ensure that we remain in control of the building proces. Size and weight (transport costs and handling capability), dimensional stability (less error costs) and TCO/TCU (maintenance costs and ability to replace installations) are compared and analyzed in order to build cost-effective. Assemblies and equipment are releasable and can be replaced with new improved materials in an easy way, which makes NxtGen building futureproof.

Sustainable residential living
We want to maximize social impact and circularity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the ideas of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Steve Jobs play an integral role in our vision, reducing building waste and CO2 footprint. More sustainable living requires that decisions respect Earth’s resources and the interdependence of all life.

After we created our patented NGH Industrial building system (2016) and NGH Kitchens building system (2018) we started our journey in the residential built environment analyzing building methods and thinking about what makes “producing” buildings more difficult than producing cars.

I got inspired by the recent real estate contech and proptech innovations and the possibilities of digital twin technology to improve the performance of the building industry. We created a kit of parts building system and subsequently, several prototypes were designed in stealth mode with the emphasis on standardisation of components, choice of materials, detachability, longevity, high quality and reuse.

On my birthday in 2020 I founded NxtGen Houses (NGH), as a spin-off from NxtGen Smart Modular Building / Kessel Rental, to leave a legacy people care about. We create value and partner with service providers, co-makers, and investors to produce built to rent houses.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back.

Carel van Duuren
CEO NxtGen Houses

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