Housing for Musicians / 24H architecture

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Architects: 24H Architecture
Location: Tarbotstraat, Hoogvliet,
Project Team: Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser, Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Gerben Vos, Amelie Kaltenbach, Nora Rittmüller, Sandor Marks
Structural Engineering: CAE structural engineers
Contractor: Dura Vermeer bouw
Project Area: 4,000 sqm
Budget: € 3.6 million
Project Year: 2007-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of 24H Architecture

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For the Co-housing project that was developed by WIMBY (welcome in my backyard) as part of the International Building Exhibition Hoogvliet, a new urban concept was developed. The concept gives not only expression to the thought that a musician is an individual with a communal passion, but also expresses a form for new collective space within the contemporary city.

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Especially for musicians, 38 houses were recently completed that all have their own music room. Most of the music rooms are placed in a collective mountain. The individual music rooms all have their own light pyramid that protrudes through the grass mountain.

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The houses are arranged in various ‘stamps’ which are repeated multiple times. On the edge of the ‘stamps’, individual zinc covered music rooms are added like parasites to a tree. These parasites accentuate the main urban routes through the site.

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This project is build with an extreme low energy consumption avarage (EPC 0,46), do to the urban heating system that reclycles energy from the nayboring Rotterdam harbour. The facades are made of hydro thermal treated from local earupean forests.

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Cite: "Housing for Musicians / 24H architecture" 03 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=75493>