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Oosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLA

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin + 20

  • Architects: bureau SLA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1450.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

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

Almere, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 65.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 1984

How Could Modern Self-Build Communities Challenge the Role of the Architect?

Self-build”: no mention of an architect, or anyone else for that matter. Maybe it’s a prehistoric urge that makes this idea so enticing; our earliest ancestors constructed their primitive huts to suit their unique needs and reflect their status or style. “Self-build” promises to physically re-connect people to the homes they live in.

However, the romantic notion of "self-build" housing is rarely compatible with the modern reality we live in. Building has become increasingly clouded by the difficulty of procuring land, excessive governmental red-tape, and an increase in building complexity. While self-build remains the purest form of this dream, there are now a series of nuanced processes that can help us achieve similar results. As a new generation of communities that encourage this dream emerges, we must look at the role the architect plays within them.

via Graven Hill Village Development Company via Graven Hill Village Development Company via Graven Hill Village Development Company via Graven Hill Village Development Company + 9

Micro House Slim Fit / ANA ROCHA architecture

© Christiane Wirth
© Christiane Wirth

© Christiane Wirth © Christiane Wirth © Christiane Wirth © Christiane Wirth + 42

Almere, The Netherlands
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 50.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

House with 11 Views / Marc Koehler Architects

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin + 19

Almere, The Netherlands

Sports Complex Olympiakwartier / Slangen+Koenis Architects

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Innovative Self-Sustaining Village Model Could Be the Future of Semi-Urban Living

An innovative new housing model dubbed ReGen Villages (short for regenerative) has been developed in response to some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic issues. Helmed by Dutch holding firm ReGen Villages B.V. and Copenhagen-based architecture firm EFFEKT, the new model facilitates off-the-grid, self-sustaining communal neighborhoods that can be deployed across the globe. The first project site will be in Almere, the Netherlands, with work starting this year.

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Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden

© Yvonne Brandwijk © Yvonne Brandwijk © Yvonne Brandwijk © Yvonne Brandwijk + 8

Almere, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Atelier van Wengerden
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 77.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Mirror House, Almere / Johan Selbing + Anouk Vogel

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch + 13

Almere, The Netherlands

Gnome Parking Garage / Mei Architecten

© Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch
Almere, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Mei Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 14500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2011

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch + 17

Block 13-14 / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter + 17

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes ; Engineers: Steens BV, Zoetemeer
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 30000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Clearing Almere / Frank Goerge

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Almere, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Frank Goerge
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 130.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Block 3 / ZZDP Architecten

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  • Architects: ZZDP Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 23300.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Almere with MVRDV selected for Floriade 2022!

© MVRDV
© MVRDV

Today the Nederlandse Tuinbouwraad (NTR) announced the City of Almere, along with it’s MVRDV-designed proposal, as winner of the prestigious world horticultural expo, Floriade 2022. The event takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently ending in Venlo.

The MVRDV plan for Almere is not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cité Idéale as an extension to the existing city centre. The waterfront site opposite the city centre will be developed as a vibrant new urban neighborhood and also a giant plant library which will remain beyond the expo.

The ambition is to create a 300% greener exhibition than currently standard, both literally green and sustainable: each program on the site will be combined with plants which will create programmatic surprises, innovation and ecology. At the same time the site will be with a vast program such as a university, hotel, marina, offices and homes more urban than any other Floriade has ever been before, it is an exemplary green city. Continue after the break for more!

Homerus Kwartier

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 22

  • Architects: Geusebroek Verheij Architecten
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Floriade 2022 proposal for Almere / MVRDV

© MVRDV
© MVRDV

The City of Almere has revealed it’s MVRDV-designed proposal for the Floriade 2022 candidature! Almere is one of four Dutch cities competing to be the next location of the prestigious horticultural Expo, which takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently open in Venlo.

Rather than creating a temporary expo site, MVRDV has designed a lasting Cité Idéale, which would serve as a green extension to Almere’s city center. Drawing upon research from the radical DIY urbanism plan for Almere Oosterwold and the Almere 2030 master plan, MVRDV has designed an ambitious sustainable city that strives to be a 300% greener exhibition than the current standard.

Continue reading for more on this potential, exemplary green city!

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Villa Hendrikx / 70F Architecture

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 23

Almere, The Netherlands

Fabric Façade Studio House / Studio TX + Rob Veening + cc-studio

© John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall + 27

Almere, The Netherlands
  • Architects: CC-Studio, Studio TX and Rob Veening
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 190.0