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Silverline

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Claus en Kaan Architecten
 
location Almere
function housing
contributed by Bjorn_Utpott

Built on the edge of the Weerwater lake, the artificial lake at the heart of this sprawling, polynuclear polder town (translated: ‘again-water’- since Almere is built on reclaimed land…and after that, a new lake was planned), it contains 58 apartments, just outside Almere’s town centre, which, two decades after its construction, is undergoing a major transformation orchestrated by Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture. The façade is made with aluminum cladding, like a tight skin -hence the name. The meander form reinforces the logo-like singularity of this building while at the same time catering to market practical demands: there are plenty of takers for the top and bottom levels, far fewer for the middle. The middle has therefore been reduced to a minimum and the top and foot maximized. An equally rigid logic informs the distribution of windows, which is a direct reflection of the rooms they serve. Each window is positioned symmetrically in the central axis of a room.

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Silverline
Address
Hengelostraat 101
Netherlands
http://www.stadshartalmere.tk/
Project is not public!
Completion 2001
Floor area/size 12300 m2
ArchitectClaus en Kaan Architecten
contractorMoes Bouwgroep
structural engineerPieters Bouwtechniek
Client Eurowoningen
 
Project ID 690
Latitude/Longitude 52°21'59N 05°12'52E
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