09 October 2009
More 'outstanding' architecture. . .
This is housing for the elderly, by MVRDV. It is in a neighborhood of Amsterdam, and it's called WoZoCo. How did it come to look like this? The client's original plan limited the number of apartments per block to 87 units, and each tenant was promised good natural lighting. The number of apartments then grew to 100 units per block. MVRDV's challenge was how to add 13 more units without encroaching on any apartment's natural light or limiting the tenants' common space. The solution was to literally suspend the 13 apartments from the side of the main structure. Saw this a while ago, but it appears to be making the rounds again, via Best House Design. – GF