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AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten
AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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From the architect. The house was designed for an unusual homes competition held by De Fantasie in Almere. The brief was to design a house without taking into account current building regulations.

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All prize-winners were awarded a plot of land on loan for five years. This meant that the house and its foundations had to be easy to dismantle.

In the compact house, the living room is bounded on three sides by glass sheets to gather the surrounding landscape into the house. Sandwich panel walls enclose the private zone comprising the two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. 

The extraordinary construction of the house combats wind pressure in three ways. 

The space-frame floor structure is attached to a foundation of concrete slabs, stabilizing fins are placed strategically at the seams of the toughened glass sheets and finally two steel tension cables secure the lightweight profiled steel roof borne aloft by the glazing.

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Cite: Megan Jett. "AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten" 03 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/147338/ad-classics-almere-house-benthem-crouwel-architekten/>
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Jamie Brett · November 14, 2012

Reminds me of the Farnsworth house- also partakes in some of Le Corbusier's 5 principles.

ppriolo · January 15, 2012

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Heba · October 10, 2011

hmm I wouldn't call it old at all. This type of design is always new and fresh. The flexibity of such architecture makes the world much easier!

Goutam Mitra · July 24, 2011

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flying online · July 18, 2011

Very like them.Cool!

msoffice2007 · July 18, 2011

I don't think they are old , I very like them.

Bruno Bellomo · July 11, 2011

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Darwin Mendoza · July 06, 2011

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tindo · July 05, 2011

what a brief! how would that sit nowadays...

André Amaral · July 04, 2011

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up_today_arch · July 04, 2011

old one... but cool!

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Jonnie Oostindie · July 04, 2011

In Nederland worden ook goede dingen gebouwd: http://bit.ly/mcsUgv Een prachtig huis in Almere met veel licht

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