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 concept that will speed up the building process and makes it possible to build more affordable quality housing.
On my birthday in 2020 I founded NxtGen Houses (NGH), a spin-off from NxtGen Smart Modular Building / Kessel Rental, to leave a legacy people care about. NxtGen Houses is an end-to-end platform for design, development, construction and management of residential buildings. NGH created a new Meccano/LEGO -like sustainable industrial building system with an Ikea mounting instruction. We provide affordable living and partner with service providers, co-makers, and investors to increase the number of built to rent houses.
“To accelerate the transition of the build industry by creating affordable residential buildings while reducing the environmental footprint”.
Our core belief is that technological innovation will transform the entire built environment lifecycle and will reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). How people design, build, operate and experience the built world will change dramatically in the near future. Smart “autonomous” residential buildings will help creating healthy and friendly neighborhoods.
Sustainable residential living
We want to maximize social impact and circularity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the ideas of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation play an integral role in our vision and building concepts. More sustainable living requires that decisions respect Earth’s resources and the interdependence of all life.
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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