Oosterwold Co-living Complex
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荷兰 阿尔梅勒 | Almere, Netherlands
在Oosterwold Almere的乡村，Frode Bolhuis梦想着另一种生活和工作的方式。他想把一公顷的马铃薯田作为自己的家，并请SLA和ZakenMaker的建筑师Peter van asche和Mathijs Cremers分别设计他梦寐以求的房子。非常有限的预算是一个主要问题。
In the rural area of Oosterwold Almere, Frode Bolhuis dreamed of an alternative way of living and working. He wanted to make a one-hectare potato field his home and asked architects Peter van Assche and Mathijs Cremers at bureau SLA and ZakenMaker respectively to design his dream house. The very limited budget was a major issue.
The architects came up with two preconditions to make the project possible: they suggested finding like-minded people to join the project, since it is a lot cheaper to build several houses at the same time. Luckily, Frode was able to find eight friends who shared his dream.
The second precondition was that only the exterior would be designed, allowing the families complete freedom to decide on the interior.
The result is a convincing piece of architecture. The 100-meter-long building makes a statement in the landscape, and at the same time accommodates nine completely different homes.
All the families were allocated 160 square metres to be divided into living space. This allowed them to meet their own needs, by incorporating an artist’s studio, for example, or a large living room. The architects decided to raise the long building from the ground so that it seems to float above the land. This design decision also had another advantage. It allowed the residents to choose where the sewage system and water pipes would be located.
The façade is designed to give maximum freedom of choice within an efficient building system. Each family received a plan for seven windows and doors, which can be placed in the façade. The space between the frames is vitrified with solid parts of glass without a frame. This creates an uncluttered but diverse façade.
Oosterwold Co-living Complex展示了在预算紧张的情况下实现令人信服的设计是可能的，最重要的是，它能够满足9个不同客户的期望。
Oosterwold Co-living Complex demonstrates that it’s possible to achieve a convincing design within a tight budget and which, most importantly, manages to meet the expectations of nine different clients.
The position of the building on the side of the plot leaves maximum space for a community garden. And the long, communal porch makes it easy to make contact with the neighbours.
In the end, the tight budget, which first seemed to be an issue, became a key feature of the project. Completing the interiors of the homes has strengthened the bond within the community. After all the hard work, in the summer after completion, in the lee of the surrounding forest edge, one meter above ground level, the residents look out over their shared landscape and vegetable garden.