Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Meander in Maarheeze, The Netherlands by UArchitects
April 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
At the location of the former shopping centre “de Brink” and where a care home (Marishof) and ten sheltered houses were situated. At this location has been designed a new care housing for elder people
This projects exists in four parts.
-30 houses for seniors (part A) orientated to the square “ de Brink” and an extension of the Floralaan divided into 2 to 3 stories.
It is also the aorta of the complex that provides the following main functions:
The region and the history around Maarheeze( region Eindhoven) are a reason for the use of material, colour and texture. It is a translation of a historical rural substance into a coded message. This will be visible when intensively studying the building. In small amounts, images of “recognition” come up in our consciousness and because of that, acceptance of relative large extra care housing in a small community is being simplified. The materials are distracted from the rural scenery and the process of transience. After a while they show light grey patina. We have developed a special concrete large brick for this project in the spirit of “Cradle to Cradle”. It was produced not far from the site with low energy cost and it can be reused if necessary.
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