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  7. AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects + 12

  • Architects

    Benthem Crouwel Architekten
  • Location

  • Area

    65.0 m2
  • 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.

Plans
Plans

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 Architects" 03 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/147338/ad-classics-almere-house-benthem-crouwel-architekten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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广告经典:阿尔梅勒楼 / Benthem Crouwel Architekten