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Water dwellings, Schillingdijk
The dwellings are environmentally friendly and are a substrate for plantlife. Built on concrete bases which are smaller than the houses, making this a true case of living over water.
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Six Water houses
The six floating houses in IJburg, Amsterdam are prototypes for flexible houses on the water. The occupier can change the form and location of the house as and when desired.
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The Wheel Houses
Henk van Eldijk drew inspiration from traditional Dutch dyke houses which are draped over the dyke flank.
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Water Dwelling
Conventional houseboats are more boat than house. Herman Hertzberger’s waterborne dwellings are real, comfortable homes that still have the advantages of a houseboat.
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All Hands on Deck 47 dwellings
The tradition of mass produced housing is strong in the Netherlands. This project aims to reconcile this approach with the increasing demand for customized housing.
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Silodam
The 157 apartments on the Silodam causeway form a little town in the water: groups of 4 to 8 houses are put together in mini-neighbourhoods, suggesting a chest of drawers.
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Aqua Domus and Aqua Villa
Visser and Broersma have designed two types of floating dwellings using a Canadian system. The system allows considerable flexibility.
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Attika water housing catalogue
Simple experiences with water play a part in Attika’s water housing catalogue. They include reflections, that are specific to water and appear in the various house types in the catalogue.
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Water dwelling
The architects expect half the Netherlands to be permanently flooded within a few decades. Their Archimedes water house is designed for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the waters of future Holland.
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Borneo House
The houses on the Borneo Peninsula, Amsterdam, had to comply with some general conditions as to height and width, but otherwise the clients and their architects had a free hand.
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Amphibious Home - Permafrost, 232
H2O occurs in two forms in 'Amphibious Living' as a fluid (water) and a solid (ice). The Amphibious Home floats on an ice floe on the water.
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Plan Tij
The homes are diverse in design and relate to the water in different ways. Some rest on piles in the water, others lie alongside jetties and others are ‘boathouse’ dwellings
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Woonhuis
The converted house in Vreeland is not only partly surrounded by water, but uses the water for heating and cooling.
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2 x 12 private sector homes
The design is for two buildings each made up of twelve apartments. Each building consists of four volumes of three apartments.
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8 Watervilla's
Semi-waterhouses, Ypenburg
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Bickershoek
A contemporary design respecting the urban context of the Westerdok
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Mill Veenman
In the South Holland countryside near the village of Berkel en Rodenrijs, an old, subsided watermill provided the site for this villa design.
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Villa on the Loosdrecht Lakes Villa ‘Eendenvlucht’
A precondition for building in the Loosdrechtse Plassen (lakes) area is that the surface area of water within the parcel, and hence the storage capacity of the lake, is not reduced.
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Watervilla
The house is situated on a plot outside the river dykes at the Westeinderplassen (lakes) in Kudelstaart.
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53 dwellings Noorderplassen
Transparency, lines of sight, interpenetration and contact with the water are the chief hallmarks of this design for a residential island on the Noorderplassen. These elements combine with the building to produce a single built structure, the ‘UFO’, which appears to be rising out of the water.
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IJsselpromenade
Houses nestling up against the dyke in the city Krimpen a/d IJssel
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Watertuinen Groote Wielen
74 dwellings, De Groote Wielen, Watertuinen were developed for ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
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Boatport
The new city-edge development is conceived as a residential area richly endowed with water.
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Karperkuil
The urban plan prepared by Buro Zandvoort relates to a bastion (a projecting section of a city wall) in the second city wall, dating from around 1500, along the Karperkuil.
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Water villas and apartments
The water villas and the apartment building together make an undulating movement along the lake in the ecological zone of the Weihoek development in Rosendaal.
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Student units in the water
To one side of the Haagse Hogeschool higher education institute in Neherkade, The Hague, there is room to provide eight student accommodation units.
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