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Kas Di Coral / Bahama-Architecten

  • 01:00 - 13 December, 2011
Kas Di Coral / Bahama-Architecten
Kas Di Coral / Bahama-Architecten, © Richard Zomerdijk
© Richard Zomerdijk

© Richard Zomerdijk © Richard Zomerdijk © Richard Zomerdijk © Richard Zomerdijk +22

From the architect. The "kas di coral" project is located in the new district "de Linie", which is part of the urban area Europa Park in Groningen, Netherlands. In 2001 the undeveloped district was the scene of the Blue Moon manifestation. An event directed by Toyo Ito where a temporary symbiosis between architecture and visual art was created.

© Richard Zomerdijk
© Richard Zomerdijk

The urban plan of ‘de Linie’ is designed by Wiel Arets. It is characterized by a particularly high urban density. The plot size is 12m wide and 15m deep.

Some requirements of the quality plan are: flat roofs, placement of buildings directly on the street and one of the side property lines.

© Richard Zomerdijk
© Richard Zomerdijk

Just like the Blue Moon manifestation the 'kas di coral' project is a fusion of architecture and art.

The house is designed by Sipke Kingma / Bahama architects. The facade design was created in collaboration with the visual artist Tanja Isbarn.

© Richard Zomerdijk
© Richard Zomerdijk

The main structure of the house follows, highlights and reinforces the strict preconditions of the quality plan. The building is orthogonal in nature and there is a strict organization schedule based on the floor plans. The outward appearance is entirely white.

As the name 'Kas di coral' shows, there is a special connection with the Netherlands Antilles, here specifically the island of Bonaire.

© Richard Zomerdijk
© Richard Zomerdijk

The aesthetic concept of the perforated facade in the 'Kunst am Bau' project Muraya di coral, derived from fossilized coral mass which is the basic substance of the atoll island Bonaire.

The two wall surfaces directed towards the public space are perforated with organic holes in the concrete. The Oblique cuts of the holes allow day light to fall into the interior of the three floors of the house in a very surprising way. Throughout the day a changing light / shade situation appears in the house and it’s walls. In the evening that variable perception game is then addressed to the outside.

Floor Plan 01
Floor Plan 01

The contrast between the fragile beauty of the coral, the coral reefs and human development of ever more distance and distortion of this nature is reflected in the appearance of the living organic patterns and tight sterile architecture.

It is obvious that in this concept effciently energy use was sought after. The heating and hot water demand is supported by 10 m2 of solar panels on the roof. The use of daylight has the highest priority, as a source of passive energy. The whole house is equipped with LED lighting.

Floor Plan 02
Floor Plan 02

The house reflects the contradiction of human development in distancing from nature and at the same time depending on her, forming a symbiosis as a new interpretation of some kind of cultivated origin.

The current draft interprets the dilemma of human development with the immanent dependence and simultaneous distancing from nature.

© Richard Zomerdijk
© Richard Zomerdijk
Cite: "Kas Di Coral / Bahama-Architecten" 13 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/191680/kas-di-coral-bahama-architecten/>
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Niccolo Machiavelli · December 24, 2011

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Davide Romeo · December 15, 2011

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raum|bild|welt · December 15, 2011

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Youssef Roudaby · December 15, 2011

http://t.co/eaeEa1GR Coup de coeur architectural du jour : Kas Di Coral par Bahama-Architecten #Architecture

Teddy Payet · December 14, 2011

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Santi Maggio Savasta · December 14, 2011

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Paz Molinari · December 14, 2011

Recuerdo un anteproyecto muy similar. cc @anitaideas http://t.co/yYzvDnqY

Maria Rozhneva · December 14, 2011

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mmmh... · December 14, 2011

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Jon Scherptong · December 14, 2011

I love this design. Next time I'm in Groningen I'm definitely going to go see it. Let's hope nobody calls the police on me for starring at the building for too long.

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