Stellinghof

‘Mutants’: village housing

Documentary AT5 (Dutch)

The cluster of mutated stolpboerderijen (instances of a traditional Dutch farmhouse type with a pyramid roof) bears all the hallmarks of a rustic environment: informality, glimpses of the landscape between the buildings, irregular village-like ensembles, deviations in the building line and differences of scale. The smallest volumes are detached houses which are the most expensive type of dwelling. Other volumes are divided into two or four apartments. The colossal volume with sixteen units under one roof (the ‘church’ of the new village) contains social sector housing. Its monolithic execution, with the same material used for both the roof and the walls, has a massive, sculptural effect.

Colofon

Vijfhuizen, NL, 1999-2003
Highlights, Housing

brief
107 dwellings for different markets with deviations in the building line, Vinex-location Vijfhuizen-Zuid

client
Gemeente Haarlemmermeer;
Dura Bouw Amsterdam BV

architect
Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists

design
Marlies Rohmer

team
Gerben Mienis
Simone van den Brink
Jannegien Luursema
Martin Koster
Rob Hulst
Sander Breur
Arno Pronk

urban masterplan Vijfhuizen Zuid
Liesbeth van der Pol

building contractor
Dura Bouw Amsterdam BV

structural engineer
Constructie & Adviesbureau Steens, Zoetermeer

photography
Roos Aldershoff
Ruben Schipper
Luuk Kramer
Rien van Rijthoven

design
1999

completion
2003

area 
GFA: 12.446 m²

 
 

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