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Adaptable dwellings & social housing in Amsterdam Nieuw-West
Using an adaptable building system to introduce user participation in social housing improves the sense of home for users. Because the dwellings can be changed to the users needs, he or she does not search for a suitable dwelling but a suitable neighbourhood to live in.
This graduation project surrounds the revitalisation of the Nemavo-Airey social housing blocks in Amsterdam New West. These dwellings were constructed after the Second World War using an adapted version of the Airey building system. Today the dwellings lack insulation and don’t meet user requirements.
Problems are overcome by transforming the dwellings and giving the option to add modules to the dwellings. This ensures many different target groups can live in the community. People don’t seek a suitable dwelling, but instead find a community in which they can live and the dwellings is adapted to them. Moreover, users can implement a personalised part of the dwelling to ensure their demands are fully met.
More work: architecture
De-mountable beach house with small storage footprint. Building made using CNC milling and a stretchable fabric facade.
Revitalisation of old gin & soda factory into a nautical centre to connect with the history of Schiedam.
Small Oerol pavillion made of reused sailing cloth. This paviliion uses a scaffolding structure which is cladded with sail cloth bags filled with sand.