Woesten Social Housing / Urbain Architectencollectief
Textual content description equipped by means of the architects. For a brand new social residential space in Oost-Vleteren, we designed fine quality housing, with a focal point at the spatial format of the plan, a dynamic roof panorama, and an unusual detailing. The structure of the hooked up properties is sudden and provides each and every space its personal id, a obviously readable front zone, and consists out of a numerous and bold subject matter pallet.
The undertaking proves that social housing doesn’t should be ‘dull’, ‘mainstream’, or ‘reasonable’. Spatial high quality and a moderately concept out detailing and materialization can result in a shocking outcome, throughout the strict preconditions of the budgetary framework set out by means of the VMSW (the flemish society for social housing).
The design, which used to be evolved inside an current grasp plan, generates an interesting city high quality with the design of semi-detached properties underneath double gable roofs, perpendicular to the façade. The unusual detailing ends up in a robust id of the brand new group:
The tiled roofs cantilever the usage of tough picket beams and mark a sheltered front space. Wall tiles are accompanied by means of a zinc bead end, leading to particular roof edges that then again pass up and down. Home windows and doorways are supplied with two other colours for mounted and opening portions. A regional ocher yellow brickwork is utilized in a wild bond.
The purpose is to reach most integration of the collective housing undertaking within the atmosphere. By way of treating each housing initiatives (condominium and owner-occupied) in the similar approach, they achieve a robust id and transparent legibility. Each buildings are designed in an excessively rational approach. Restricted spans, steady load-bearing traces over other flooring, and an easy roof building permit to paintings with easy building strategies and steer clear of sophisticated and dear buildings.
The purpose is to understand residential structures with a nice and wholesome indoor local weather in all instances, with minimum power intake, with out dropping sight of these days’s financial truth. We best paintings with cost-effective measures with a possible payback duration. Affect at the atmosphere is proscribed by means of the number of fabrics with a low environmental affect and a positive lifestyles cycle review (LCA). The purpose of those measures is to create a greater residing atmosphere and thus undoubtedly affect the relaxation of the resident.