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Together with Mick & Michael we designed a small skatepark especially for Amsterdam Noord.
The vibe of Amsterdam Noord, known for its frumpish and picturesque qualities is caught in this difficult but cute Skatepark.
Small concrete lanes painted with cobble stones, bring the skaters ultimately to the emblemetic centre of the track: the Canta.
On an almost empty lot on the north side of the Amsterdam river IJ, we proposed the new Skatepark of Amsterdam.
The whole lot is covered with a 5meter high roof. A steel construction, glass walls and rough underlayment flooring complete the building.
On the east side the park is extended 5 meters into the water, giving the skaters the opportunity to skate completely outdoors.
The existing harbour house is an interesting relic of a ‘pasted’ era. This made us decide to keep the house, but as a silhouette.
We cover the house with plating and opened the ground floor, making it possible for the skater to experience the house from the out and inside.
The entrance is lifted, creating a first floor for a Skate shop.
“Build me a small house, that can be built and demounted in one week by only two people and no heavy equipment. Make sure it fits in a seacontainer, so it can be shipped everywhere.”
Spain The design is based on a timberframe construction.The ground floor is raised one meter from the earth. After the columns, beams and floors are built, the façade can easily be placed. By separating the serving spaces (toilet, shower,water, electricity,kitchen) from the living space, a beautiful ‘zen’ space is formed. The living area is extended with a porch on all sides, bridging the gap to nature.
Oix | Private Client | OFMAA 2012 | Final Design | Ongoing | E 50.000,-
“Is it possible to crack the existing typology of the 5.4m terrace house?”
Is it possible to create more spatial qualities within the strict square meter boundaries and sizes? Can we make more out of the circulation space than the stuffy 1.1m passage?
Can we make a terrace house an experience, a discovery of light and view….
City of the Sun | Woonwaard | Heerhugowaard | OFMAA & SEED | 2008 – 2013 | Under Construction
A villa, sustainable in multiple ways. Energy, common sense architecture, beauty, space, age, adaptability. Designed in a self centered way, but letting the interior assimilate with the surrounding nature.
The villa is designed in a very stricted square in which nature penetrates. All spaces have their own height and are connected in a way that there’s no separate traffic space. The house is subdivided in the main house and guest house. Both parts are connected by the semi outside swimming pool. The roof containse a large hanging garden, making the villa being overgrown by green as time passes. Making the villa dissapear…
Ecohomes | OFMAA | 2012 | Ongoing | Concept Design
Plan 3 of the city of the sun sizes 450 houses, subdivided into ‘green’ housing islands and a 500 meter long rigid strip.
34 apartments divided over 6 storeys and 17 special care apartments on the ground floor (accessability).the highrise privatizes itself from the rigid 500m long horizontal strip, guiding the visitor at his arrival of the island as beacon.
To give the massive highrise a slender look, the mass has been subdivided in two materials (brick and wood). By integrating the balconies into the mass of the building a slender and differentiated building arises. The brick pattern is a ‘spekkoek’ of two bricks. rough-smooth.
City Of the Sun | Heerhugowaard | Woonwaard | OFMAA & SEED | 2009 – 2013 | Under Construction
“So what’s a sustainable house?” In this case it’s not (so much) about energy, it’s about common sense architecture.
Shade. A closed sleeping box with overhang on top of the glass living room.
Buffer. A cut through the house by a warmth- cold buffer, which is also your swimming pool. the heart, a piranesian water patio…
Flexibility. Rent half, invite guest or use the freedom of the open plan for yourself. Interior and exterior are interwoven, inside-outside, open-closed, dark-light, water-earth.
Crown. The energy roof garden with solar panels as flowers, turning with the sun….
Saman [FR] | OFMAA & SEED | 2009 | Ongoing | Preliminary Design
“Uncertainty is the only certainty we have got.”
A new hospital for Den Helder. 25.000m2 (future expansion 10.000m2) AND 600 parking spaces. A contrasting assignment. The rational hospital (the efficient ‘factory’) versus the emotional, the well-being of the client. How do you unite this apparent contrast?
A hospital will change, so let’s make two ultimately flexible, changeable expandable walls. And create a soft in between where where the humane touch comes through….
Den Helder | Gemini Hospital | OFMAA & SEED | 2010 – Ongoing | Competition Win | Preliminary Design