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.
The Moerwijk housing estate in Den haag, The Netherlands by Atelier Kempe Thill Architect
September 4th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill
The Moerwijk housing estate – originally designed by Dudok – will be in the next years partly removed. Within the new urban plan of KCAP the housing block along the Erasmusweg will be one of the first steps of the urban renewal operation. The block consists out of a social housing flat with gallery-access apartments and maisonette housing at the ground floor and a strip of terraced houses with voids. Both buildings are connected with a parking garage at ground floor level with a semi-public deck on the top.
The houses will get specially developed aluminium facade system with jumbo glass plates (up to 3 x 6 metre) and big sliding doors. The complex will be built according to low energy standards. The block will get an own geothermal heating and a cold-heat-exchanger. All apartments have floor heating and are based on mechanical ventilation to avoid heat- loss.
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Category: Housing Development