These dwellings have been designed and built in 1995 on a prac­ti­cally empty site. Since then time has done its work, it is now an attrac­tive birch grove in which can be lived. This grove is car-​free, shared and open to the pub­lic. The plan con­sists of twelve cubes with 30 social rental dwellings and 21 owner-​occupied dwellings that are seem­ingly loosely placed in between the trees. How­ever, the place­ment of the cubes is very exactly spec­i­fied so that all houses have a good amount of sun­shine and long sight lines. Every­day Utopia.

The dwellings are visu­ally defined by a sim­ple vol­ume with a promi­nent porch on front. Each block con­tains either three two-​storey owner-​occupied units or six single-​storey social rental apart­ments. All front doors, stor­age sheds and pri­vate out­door areas are located beneath the veranda’s, kept dry by the porch.

The mate­ri­als are sim­ple: red brick for the blocks and ‘rus­ti­cally detailed’ tim­ber and slates for the porch. The inevitable addi­tions added on by the res­i­dents fit in won­der­fully well.

FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777

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