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Fire Station Houten / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

  • 01:00 - 28 December, 2010
Fire Station Houten / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur
Fire Station Houten / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur, © Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee

© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee +13

From the architect. We designed a small, transparent building for the Houten Fire Brigade in De Kruisboog allotment complex. The existing surrounding buildings of the allotments were a source of inspiration. Wood and transparent materials used for greenhouse construction, applied in a contemporary fashion with an eye for detail, were transformed into a building. In the translucent garage a fire engine stands at the ready.

© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee

When the building is in use it gives out a glow of light analogous to that of the greenhouses. The use of transparent materials, allows the activities of the firefighters to be expressed to an observer. Despite the fragile nature of the materials of the facades it is nevertheless a robust building that manifests the rugged nature of the fire brigade. The semblance of the wood cladding also contributes to the building's sturdy quality. This building is styled like a diamond that shines brightly but is also very tough.

© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola & Stein Brakkee
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Leonardo Delgado · April 17, 2012

@olga_valentina Fire Station Houten / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur - http://t.co/wbTgkuzq

Mike Waring · March 16, 2012

especially liking http://t.co/7m6Jusix this @ArchDaily

bluevertical · November 05, 2011

Fire Station Houten by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur http://t.co/HVWVIS4G #architecture #firestation *sharp design

Igloo media · April 02, 2011

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Itnn Putt · March 27, 2011

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Nathalie Zegarra · January 12, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · December 30, 2010

Fire Station Houten. http://bit.ly/g3RxfO

up_today_arch · December 29, 2010

And bike station in front of this... Looks like teenagers training center:)))... otherwise fresh look for firestation...

Red Wolf · December 29, 2010

Fire Station Houten / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur http://goo.gl/Yq5AW #architecture

Cindy FrewenWuellner · December 29, 2010

RT @DESIGNSTUDIO26: (having worked on a few fire stations) why can&#39t ours look like this? http://bit.ly/hiJ9hG #architecture

DS26 · December 29, 2010

more on design.. (having worked on a few fire stations myself) why can&#39t ours look like this?.. anyone?..... http://fb.me/P9FHkbn2

Patricia vd Eertwegh · December 29, 2010

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Wrong · December 29, 2010

Aren't you afraid it to get too warm in it in summer and too cold in winter like in a greenhouse? Could this be a problem?

Still I have to say that it's not a reliable firemen' station. It's more like a... greenhouse or beauty salon. Isn't it? Am I wrong?

Holcim Awards US · December 29, 2010

Another wonderfully simple design with beautiful materials and great details. It elegantly plays off the industrial architecture of greenhouses which speaks to the context as well as allows natural light to enter the building. A great project.

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stevezie · December 28, 2010

Fire station in the Netherlands. I presume their government is quite transparent. http://pulsene.ws/Bd3Z

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