a new concept for starter housing
||Heijmans Vastgoed B.V.
||Gert Jan Knevel, Benjamin Robichon, John van de Weg
||Giacomo Garziano, Loran Kampen
A location is determined for the realisation of an ‘x’ number of dwellings according to a certain concept and an yet to be defined urban plan. Keywords for the concept are: a clever floor plan, high ceilings, lots of natural light, expression of personal style, energy efficient, short construction time and a affordable construction.
It is even possible to exchange or to sell the facade elements when a resident wishes to change the facade in a cheap way. In this way, it is possible to live in a dwelling where personal preferences and wishes are reflected in the facade. In the end, the project is characterized by use of multifarious types of materials and colours in the facade.
Heijmans BV (a Dutch construction company) has commissioned Knevel Architecten to work on the development and design of a concept for starter housing. design
The concept concerns a clever building system with a modular core as a base and the flexible use of the shell, in accordance to a matrix. Because the core is always a constant factor, the actual construction costs and time is reduced. The elaboration of the facades will be determined by the residents themselves. The resident can choose from a range of facade elements, which can be applied easily as a external finish. The facade elements are reducible to five main groups, namely metal, wood, fire, water and earth. It is also possible to change the facade element subsequently