Pleinen

In this project construction costs were limited because the dwellings were to be designed for first time buyers on the housing market. One part of the project was realised within the social rental sector. Both parts have their own distinct character, but each one is based on a domestic architecture which s small scale. Slender dormers articulate the rhythm of te facades.

Architectural quality and pragmatics do not exclude each other. The project was nominated for the international Brick Award 2008. It has been published in the thematic issue ‘Rationalist Traces’ of Architectural Design, in the thematic issue ‘House + Housing’ of Architectural Review and has been used as illustration in a German manual about modern architecture ‘Architecture in the 20th and 21st century’ of Delius Publishers.

Client: Bouwfonds, Haarlem, 2004-2006