Protected Housing / Möhn + Bouman

© Sarah Blee

Architects: möhn + bouman bv
Location: , The Netherlands
Project area: 2,500 sqm
Photographs: Sarah Blee

© Sarah Blee

This housing block for 24 mentally disabled is built within an existing neighbourhood.

The building is placed on a white concrete platform and is clad with black concrete elements.

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With their vertical structure and integrated white stone blocks, this facade acts as a diapositive background for a screen of densely plated birch trees. The trees provide privacy for the inhabitants and are softening the shapes of the concrete.

© Sarah Blee

At the corner the building has it’s entrance, supporting facilities as well as a small restaurant.

Here the white platform is lifted to introduce a large, completely open corner, interacting with the surrounding public space.

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Cite: "Protected Housing / Möhn + Bouman" 12 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>