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Graduation project

architecture

July 2017

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.

Selection of app screenshots. This app helps the user configure his or her dwelling with standard and personalised parts.

Selection of app screenshots. This app helps the user configure his or her dwelling with standard and personalised parts.

Fixed part of dwelling / adaptable parts / modules, bonusses, infills and end-window

Fixed part of dwelling / adaptable parts / modules, bonusses, infills and end-window

Impression of possible bonusses / fixed range of infills

Impression of possible bonusses / fixed range of infills

Connection detail: existing & extensions / Corner detail: different facades & materials

Connection detail: existing & extensions / Corner detail: different facades & materials

Airey concept also used for extending dwellings

Airey concept also used for extending dwellings


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