AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  65
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  1984

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects - Chair, Table

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. 

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects - Table, Chair

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

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects - Windows, Forest

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 Architects" 25 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/147338/ad-classics-almere-house-benthem-crouwel-architekten> ISSN 0719-8884

广告经典:阿尔梅勒楼 / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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