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Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

  • 01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The The Netherlands
  • Client

    Woonstichting de Key
  • Structural Engineer

    Bouwadviesburo Strackee
  • Constructor

    Van Ieperen Groep
  • Contributors

    Odette Olde Wolbers, Merel Martens, Alexandra Peters, Santiago Baltar
  • Area

    50000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

Text description provided by the architects. The reason for the transformation of Kralenbeek, Kempering, Klieverink, Kouwenoord at The Karspeldreef in Amsterdam Zuid - Oost is the renewal of K – neighborhood. The lane has been reduced, the public area was redesigned and a comprehensive program is realized.

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

The residential towers are standing proud to the karspeldreef and by the height of each tower of 20 floors; they are a marker in the plan of the Bijlmer. The transformation has focused on applying a nuance in the thinking from the rationalization in the urban design and the industrialization of the construction process, at the time leading to the emergence of the Bijlmer.

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

The entrance is again two floors high in relation to the size of the Tower, visible from the public space and by its transparency an invitation to come in. The living tower stands with her feet on the ground by making a plinth of basalt and has by the eaves a termination in the cloudy sky.

© Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

The plates have been added to the balcony plates and break the monotony of the stacking of the horizontal lines and give the more residential tower the size of a home. The facades and the slats are made of one material to make the facades more than before. The material is aluminum, plays with the light, has no finish and does not disintegrate.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

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Cite: "Transformation K-flats Bijlmer / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten" 14 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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