Program: Housing, 30 villas • Client: avb • Size: 8.000 m2 • Location: Amsterdam, NL
The context in this assignment is an old warehouse. The new program (30 villa’s) has to connect with the existing walls, but also create a contrast. The small boxes are almost completely closed from the outside and can be entered through a passage, that leads to a courtyard. The dark corridor creates a funnel effect that ends in an explosion of light. Each box contains two one-storey villa’s. The one on the ground floor has two passages and a courtyard. The villa on the first floor has two passages.
These passages can function in different ways, such as: courtyard, vegetable garden, winter garden,semi inside space etc.