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TEGELHUIZEN

Firm: SVESMI / Atelier KZNA

Client: Nieuwenhuis Bouw B.V.

Year: 2011

Location: Almere, NL

Size: 100 m2 per house


This project was produced in response to the Almere wethouder Adri Duivesteijn's call for innovative prototypes for affordable housing for young citizens. Our team proposed a collection of housing schemes for various budgets, aiming at variety and individual character for low cost.

The project is based on the classical prototype of a pitch roof Dutch house, but gives it an edge through unusual use of traditional materials - the old Dutch tiles. In the past, the beautiful colourful tiles were used for decorative purposes to adorn the details of facades and interior elements. In this project we used this material in a bolder manner, making it a stylistic and formative element of the whole architectural body of the house, the street or even, if feels appropriate, of the city block.

We worked with the collection of tiles from all over the world, creating combinations that could turn the mundane urban reality into a festival of colours and individuality without actually severing the ties of a modern neighbourhood with its old traditions.

Tegelhuizen is a budget project that can be adjusted to almost any (sub) urban situattion. It can release the creativity of inhabitants, allowing them to create their own colour combinations and express themselves artistically, and therefore can be easily turned into a local attraction.


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TEGELHUIZEN 1 ALMERE, NL
TEGELHUIZEN 1 ALMERE, NL
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