In a post-war suburb in the west of Amsterdam 22 rental terraced houses are being realized on the location of a former school. The urban layout of the new building block follows the structure of the existing semi-open building blocks in this neighbourhood.

The 22 rental houses are designed for the Dutch investor Green Real Estate. Nine of these houses have 2,5 m wide front gardens along the quiet street inside the building block. The facades have a solid expression and are carefully designed with lightly coloured brickwork. House numbers and letter boxes are integrated in prefabricated concrete elements. Windows are deeply recessed and the rainwater drainages are placed behind the partition joints in between the various facades. The other nine terraced houses and two apartments at the northern side of the building block have a more urban character with brickwork in red and brown colours and massive porch roofs.

The 22 rental houses are articulated as individual volumes but also show a clear unity as an urban ensemble. This design serves as a transition between the individually designed private houses on the south and the repetitive post-war housing north of the location.

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Maria Montessoristraat / Amsterdam / 2016

Green Real Estate

De Vries en Verburg

Marcel van der Burg

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