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De Salamander

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Loos Architects
 
location Zaandam
function housing
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Restricted by external requirements, this housing block nestles itself into its surroundings like a snake into a basket. It contains 79 rental apartments and 14 service apartments for young handicapped people. Its sloping roofline is a reaction to its context: a neighbourhood with small row houses on one side, and multi-storey housing slabs on the other side. The volume traces the irregular perimeter of the block whilst spiralling upwards. It encloses a quiet courtyard, towards which most of the apartments are orientated. The soft, wood-clad courtyard contrasts with the outside of the block, which is wrapped in a rough skin of black bricks laid on their side. This skin doesn’t only disguise the scale of the building, but also emphasizes its sculptural shape. In two places the volume has been stripped of its skin, revealing its domestic intestines to the suburban surroundings.

 

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ELISIO MORENO says:
HI EVERYONE!
TEM ALGUMA APARTAMENTO DISPONÍVEL PARA ALUGAR EM CONSTRUÇÃO DE PRESENTE PERFEITO?
MUITO OBRIGADO
- Elisio moreno@hotmail.com.
09-Jan-10
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De Salamander
Address
Heijermansstraat 50
Netherlands
Project is not public!
Completion 7- 2006
Floor area/size 10280 m2
Cost € 7600000,-
ArchitectLoos Architects
building costs consultantBasalt bouwadvies
structural engineerConstructiebureau Tentij
associate architectDe architectengroep
landscape designerTerrafirma
Client Woningbouwvereniging PARTEON - Stichting ODION
 
Project ID 1722
Latitude/Longitude 52°26'43N 04°49'43E
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