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Kartoffelrækkerne | Østerbro, Copenhagen

  built in 1873 after English model and was designed by the architect Friedrich Christian Bøttger the houses were public housing built by the Workers Construction Association (Arbejdernes Byggeforening), an association initiated by the workers at Burmeister & Wain situated in the central location close to Svanemøllen Station named the Most Livable Neighborhood in the World by multiple planning organizations dense (Patrick Condon figures about 1.2 FSR gross, 2 FSR net), but still, in a sense, suburban Kartoffelrækkerne means “potato rows” –  as it was built on former potato fields and follows very straight rows of construction as says one source, or as they were built on old market gardens and the urban layout somewhat resembled rows of potatoes two to three-storey townhouses with private gardens the front garden space has landscaping and short fences to buffer residents from the street activities and provide privacy, but there is a visual connection between the street and yard a home like this, in the past, would house 2 families of about 12 people on 3 floors beginnings as housing for working-class families, yet the area has become a very popular and expensive place to live, Danish prime minister lives in one of the houses the houses are now some of the most expensive and sought-after […]
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Lime Tree Square | FCB Studios | Street Somerset

Achitect: FCB Studios ICON development landscape architect: Grant Associates shared space and public realm consultants: Hamilton-Baillie Associates engineers: ARUP client: C&J CLARK PROPERTIES, CREST NICHOLSON project value: £50 million 10.7 ha 138 one and two bedroom apartments, as well as two, three and four bedroom homes 30 affordable homes From the authors: the first phase of a new urban quarter of 400 homes in the West Country market town of Street this new neighbourhood offers a fresh model for high quality housing where the balance between cars and people is redressed, offering homeowners a range of private, semi-private and public open spaces that provide an attractive landscaped setting for family life in the 21st century Phase One was completed in 2009 with 138 housing units, including 30 homes for social rent built by Knightstone Housing Association the project achieved the highest score ever awarded by CABE’s Building for Life, with 19 points out of 20 achieving a Gold Standard. It won a Building for Life Award in 2009 and was selected by CABE as a case study in a new design guide for the public realm of housing developments. From the Architecture center: Lime Tree Square is a £35m scheme to […]
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Nieuw Terbregge | Mecanoo | Rotterdam

urban plan and design: Mecanoo 2,5 ha 107 ‘double-deckers’ and 48 waterfront houses From the authors: social housing flexible layouts integrated, private car parking within this limited site, the dwellings express both individuality and a new form of collectiveness safe children’s play area is provided close to the dwellings, which share communal facilities the project features stacked ground planes and houses grouped on peninsulas every island has a lower level with car parks and an upper timber deck as a shared space onto which the kitchens front trees grow through openings in the deck, and these gaps also allow filtered daylight to reach below stairs here connect the two levels an association of home owners manages this ‘double-decker’ community and other shared facilities such as a mini cogeneration plant and garbage room suspended between the peninsulas are jungle bridges, informal connections that offer children an adventurous area for play groups of apartments are carefully arranged so that the roofs slope in alternating directions each half of an individual apartment facade alternates between dark, raw larch wood and smooth white stucco to create a dynamic striped pattern across the buildings integrated shutters control light and ventilation through the larch facades. the […]
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Horsted Park | Proctor and Matthews | Chatham, Kent

architects: Proctor and Matthews 8 ha the overarching development consists of 337 new dwellings supported by retail, commercial, Extra Care accommodation and community facilities From the authors: mixed-use, mixed-tenure development set in a suburban context drawing inspiration from the area’s local heritage, the spatial composition of this new neighbourhood explores the variation, intimacy and surprise often found in the spatial enclosures of surrounding Kentish villages. the design creates an environment that has its own unique sense of place, but also feels familiar to its surrounds. in direct response to the site’s semi-rural setting, Proctor and Matthews took the opportunity to develop a series of new housing typologies which, take their cue from the rural vernacular of Kent’s agricultural buildings Housing typologies and the composition: apartment blocks are designed and arranged to resemble local farmsteads ‘courtyard’ homes are designed to resemble smaller farmstead barns clusters of detached and semi-detached dwellings are arranged and designed to resemble local farmsteads consisting of a range of two to four bedroom ‘courtyard’ homes, these two to three storey dwellings are arranged with side gardens in order to take advantage of a southern orientation and also provide passive surveillance over public realm areas courtyard homes are […]
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Nieuw Leyden | MVRDV | Leyden, Netherlands

MVRDV project 23 ha 670 dwellings  (half of which are private clients) start construction 2005 client: Municipality of Leiden and Portaal 200 different architects 2500 m² of commercial space From the owners and from Architectuur Lokaal The Slaughterhouse, an industrial site on the northern edge of the city of Leiden, had been neglect for years and had negative impact on the socially weak adjacent neighborhood. To put an end to this, the municipality of the area created a new neighborhood with an unprecedented contribution from private clients mission is ambitious: transforming a heavily polluted “no go area” into an attractive one residential environment with a mix of income groups through a contest between three design agencies, MVRDV is chosen to design the urban plan the plan is organized around a core with the high density of an intensive used urban area, while at the edges there is also room for green and water due to the size and the location of the building blocks determines the design of MVRDV the space for individual houses. Municipal urbanist Alwin Kaashoek compares the plan with a tight designed bookcase. If the books are in the correct format, they will fit in most plots […]
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The Avenue | PTE | Saffron Walden

architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards developer and contractor: Hill planning authority: Uttlesford District Council site area 2.9 From the author: 76 new homes ranging from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached houses includes 25% affordable housing and 18 flats and small houses specifically designed for the over-55 market the scheme responds sensitively to its mature landscaped context, within a Conservation Area and adjacent to a listed water tower it creates a series of character areas which reflect the pattern and character of the neighbouring townscape maintains and enhances the intrinsic qualities of the site the heart of the scheme is a retained avenue of mature lime trees, The Avenue. The homes here are arranged around courtyards behind a new garden wall, or are set back beyond grassed and planted verges the new landscaping includes relocated native hedgerows, planted fruit trees from existing rootstock on the site, and retention of most of the mature trees brochure of the development    
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Officers Field | HTA Designs | Dorset

Architect: HTA Architects Developer: ZeroC Contractor: Acheson Construction Planning Authority: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Location: Osprey Quay, Weymouth, Dorset From the author: 77 highly contemporary and sustainable 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes 24 of which were affordable homes awkward-shaped, dramatically sloping site formed of a triangular and a rectangular field linked in one corner biomass heating to all homes (the developer set the site a target to generate 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources to add value to the scheme. As a result, half of the homes are connected to a mini-district heating system fed from a biomass boiler while the larger detached houses incorporate individual biomass boilers.) the homes are designed to accommodate installation of both solar PV and hot water should residents wish to incorporate them in the future they also incorporate water saving sanitary fittings and the option for rainwater harvesting and smart energy meters every house has a bicycle shed the site will include a car pool, provided with two electric cars to discourage second-car usage. new public square each with access to private and shared open space the homes provide a modern take on traditional family homes in a variety of terraced, […]
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Hanham Hall | HTA Designs | Bristol

Architect: HTA Design Developer: Barratt Homes, Bristol Contractor: Barratt Homes, Bristol Planning Authority: South Gloucestershire Council 7km from the centre of Bristol 185 units site adjoins the green belt, bordered by suburban housing green belt restrictions and the need to retain views of the Hanham Hills meant more than a third of the site could not be built on From the authors: first large-scale housing scheme to achieve the 2016 zero-carbon standard in England in the grounds of the former hospital structured around a series of green spaces with allotments, orchards, hedges, ponds, cycle and walking routes commercial and community uses in the refurbished Hall comprising créche, offices, café, retail and meeting hall for civic and community groups new energy centre for site wide energy Code Level 6 the homes are much better in energy performance than the current UK building regulations standard the historic building will be refurbished to the highest UK sustainable office standard for reuse as a community and employment facility the homes are built from factory made elements which minimise waste and which are energy efficient to produce and build cutting edge building technology in the form of SIPS panels; meeting the projected 2016 Zero-Carbon targets; an […]
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Bloembollenhof | S333 | Vijfhuizen

  phase 1 – 42 dwellings, circa 90-125 m2, phase 2 – 14 dwellings, circa 160-250 m2 dense housing small plots different house types  wide range of cost categories ‘regular irregularity’ atmosphere of a cosy, village-like density houses were conceived as a series of generic ‘farm-like’ buildings limited number of house types possibility to select ground floor extensions and roof additions, the spaces between the buildings became complex and varied long, diagonal views across private and collective spaces building costs EUR 6,800,000 the requirement for dense housing, small plots, different house types and a wide range of cost categories meant that standard row housing proved insufficient to meet the design challenge client: Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Dura Bouw Amsterdam BV S333  
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Poing Am Berfeld | Zwischenräume | Poing

the project Barbara Weihs landscape designer urban plan Zwischenräume Architekten+ Stadtplaner  masterplans Poing simple linear structure of the new residential buildings south orientation and generous distances optimize the use of solar energy public facilities ans shopping center on the edge, easily accessible, next to open green various house types with floor space ranging from 118 m² to 159 m² semi-detached houses, houses with courtyards or terraces, and townhouses 20 km east of Munich Large, light-flooded rooms, terraces and gardens facing south developer      
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Vallon des Dervallières | REVERT | Nantes

Urbanism Jean-François REVERT Program: 436 units: 1/3 social, 1/3 affordable Homeownership, 1/3 freehold housing 2006 – 2016 Budget 13,5 M€   From the official website project: A vast restructuring program is underway in one of the oldest housing estates in Nantes: the Quartier Vallon des Dervallières Nantes Ouest bordered by the Chézine valley, the Boulevard du Massacre and the Parc des Dervallières architect-town planner Jean-François Revert wanted to renew the habitat by organizing very different architectures based on the urban project the new image of the neighborhood of small residential buildings within landscaped parks and gardens the will is also to open this neighborhood on the outside by continuing the actions carried out on the upper part of the neighborhood by the reassembly of the entire road network to allow easy circulation to the various public facilities inscribed on the district: school, nursery, gym and civic center   dossier about the project  
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Grand Large | Agence Nicolas Michelin | DUNKERQUE

Main designer, Architect, Urban planner Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés Landscape architect Agence Philippe Thomas info about the project anma  
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The Delta District | SLA | Vinge, Frederikssund

Design period 2013-18 Realization 2018-25 SLA Architects
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DES NOÉS | Philippe Madec | Val-de-Reuil

atelierphilippemadec et Plages Arrière (urbanisme & architecture) In Situ puis Arc en terre (paysage) Tribu Conseil (environnement, énergie, développement durable) Fleur de Lys (géobiologie) Ecotone (écologie et hydrologie) Sneta (vrd) ; Le Cacheur (Fluides) ; Aurore (horticulture) 97 logements individuels, intermédiaires et collectifs « passifs » dont les besoins de chaleur sont couverts par des énergies renouvelables 1 crèche municipale 1 halle de vente de produits de maraichage issus principalement du site 1 maison des jardiniers 3 zones maraichères et 1 verger 18 jardins familiaux atelierphilippemadec info about the project  
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Grisettes | Dubus Richez | Montpellier

1.500 logements superficie : 20 hectares. espace majeur, la grande rambla des Grisettes, sous sa canopée de pins, relie la station de tramway aux vignes de l’agriparc du Mas Nouguier et est bordée d’un ensemble de logements collectifs ouverts sur l’horizon ailleurs, des voies plus intimes accueillent des logements intermédiaires, prolongés d’autant de jardins privatifs et terrasses lauréat du palmarès Ecoquartier 2011 au titre de la “nature en ville” Equipements :18 hectares de l’agriparc public du Mas Nouguier. Un groupe scolaire de 15 classes (école Beethoven). Une résidence étudiante (182 chambres). Un pôle de services EHPAD (Etablissement d’hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes), crêche, maison médicale, résidence séniors avec une unité alzheimer. Des commerces de proximité : restaurant, tabac, pizzeria et bientôt une pharmacie. Une clinique: déménagement de la clinique Saint Roch collective parking for terraced houses   official website riches associes    
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Eko Viikki | Petri Laaksonen | Helsinki

Total residential floor area 64,000 m2 From 80 to 250 m2 per house; altogether 1,400 m2 of solar collectors the project  
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Court-housing | Architectenenen | Cortinghborg Groningen

Woonhoven Cortinghborg Groningen Nieuwbouw van 97 sociale koop- & huurwoningen in 4 gesloten bouwblokken Opdrachtgever: De Huismeesters Groningen Opdracht: 2004 Oplevering: 2012-2013 Bruto oppervlakte: 14.700 m² website of the project  
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Accordia | ABA, Macreano Lavington, FCB | Cambridge

Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects and Macreanor Lavington Landscape consultant: Grant Associates (designed landscape and communal gardens) Client: Countryside Properties (Accordia) Ltd Location: Cambridge, previos brownfield site Construction value:  £80,000,000 Completion: June 2008  9.6 hectare site (with high-quality landscape environment which forms 3.5 Hectares of the site) 378-units: 212 houses and 166 apartments density of 47 homes to the hectare (65 if you discount the generous amenity spaces) the site is organized straddling a broad avenue with just the one entrance for residents allowed to the site by the planners private and public external spaces, providing a new model for outside-inside life with interior rooftop spaces, internal courtyards and large semi-public community gardens variety in the house-plans too, from the understated simplicity of the FCBS layouts, to the highly complex plans of Maccreanor Lavington with their two staircases and their ambiguous inside-outside spaces; and the scissor plan stairs in some of the Alison Brooks houses much of the construction was fabricated off site to increase speed of construction, reduce waste, and to improve site safety and environmental performance plenty of individuality in the flexible house plans (mews garages have often been turned into studios or offices, even […]
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Hagen Island | MVRDV | Ypenburg, Den Haag

119 family houses 2000-2003 Client : Amvest Vastgoed, Amsterdam NL link to the project   From the author Hagen (Hedge) Island creates within the archipelago a relatively less expensive housing category. The economic constraints for this social housing development were very tight. Typically this results in rows of 12 to 20 prefab units. This way four long boring bars would fit on the island. By cutting and splitting these bars, a more open, garden-like environment appeared. It increased social diversity. Both single units as well as blocks with two, three, four, or eight units are positioned at various locations on the existing plots: at the front, the middle or at the end, thus creating an enormous series of cross-views that increase communication, open areas and social opportunities, and reduce the claustrophobia existent in such a compact area.   In order to meet the budget for doing this, two methods were used. By creating a ring road with all the parking lots around the four rows of plots, the infrastructure has been minimized and a pedestrianized; a child-friendly environment has been created. This leads to bigger plots, creating an ”escape” from the overwhelming density of the existing development. Hedges surrounding the plots […]
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Arkadien Winnenden | Dreiseitl, Eble | Stuttgart

3.4 ha Landscape Architecture: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Architects: Eble Architekten link about project link about the project landezine   From the author Don’t be put off by the cuteness! Arkadien Winnenden is a hardcore industrial regeneration project. A diversity of high performance components make this the world’s most sustainable neighbourhood and provides a fresh new vision for people-friendly and resource productive suburbs. Mixed architectural typologies are kept a cohesive neighbourhood thanks to the appealing Mediterranean colour concept and “garden city” quality of the streetscapes. Water sensitive urban design provides a distinctive urban character. Street corners are mini-plazas and places to chat with your neighbour or for kids to kick a ball. Although the streetscapes are distinctively pedestrian, a shared circulation concept means that the site is fully accessible for vehicles, with parking options in an underground garage, carports, and parking spots neatly tucked away between gardens on the unique load-bearing planting substrate. The high density of the site is softened through green streetscapes. The stunning lake at the heart of the development manages flood waters from both the site itself and the adjacent river. The river park integrates play areas, cycle routes and flood meadows. © Dreiseit
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GWL Terrein | KCAP Architects | AMSTERDAM

6 ha 1,400 inhabitants 230 persons/ha 600 residential units 1995 – 1998 Distance from City Center: 3 km Cars: 190 cars/1,000 residents Parking Spaces/Residence: 0.20 Non-motorized Mode Share: 80% Public Transport Mode Share: 14% Households with Carsharing: 26% Developer: Ecoplan Foundation website of the project   From the author: The Westerpark municipal district council decided to develop the former minicipal waterboard terrain (GWL terrain) in Amsterdam into a residential area in 1989. The complex was to be a car-free, environmentally friendly residential area. The plans not only influenced car use but also car ownership - the only parking spaces available were created on the edge of the complex. The complex includes properties for both renting and buying, with the emphasis on larger houses for families. There are generous outdoor spaces, apartments with roof gardens, private gardens for the ground floor properties and a green public space intended not only for the residents, but also for those living in the densely built adjacent neighbourhoods. 
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Bo01 | Renzo Piano, Kolhbecker | Malmo

25 hectares (Western Harbour 160 hectares) 1,000 units 1,400 residents (10,000 residents in total for Västra Hamnen) 30,000 people working or studying in the area 40 units/hectare 100% local and renewable sources (wind, solar, heat from seawater, biogas) 2006 60 different housing styles—85 per cent are apartments, 15 per cent are townhomes—including high- and low-rise, terraced and detached Client: City of Malmö Urban design: Renzo Piano, Christoph Kolhbecker    
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Funen | DeArchitektenCie | Amsterdam

masterplan: de Architekten Cie architects: de Architekten Cie, Geurts + Schulze, Claus + Kaan, DKV, Lafour + Wijk, Van Sambeek + van Veen, Dick van Gameren, KuperCompagnons the garden space on the interior of the block including Funenpark: Bram Breedveld & Martien van Osch of Landlab 6 hectares 565 units (304 apartments, 247 townhouses) 3.000 m2 offices 2000 – 2005 building type: Perimeter block, Urban villa no. floors: 2-9 dwelling types: flats & maisonettes exterior finish materials: brick, concrete, tile, glass construction type: concrete frame, steel frame (Slimline floor system) ancillary services: 395 parking, 3000 sq. m office, public park former industrial zone on the edge of Amsterdam’s city center diverse typologies: the construction of perimeter blocks along two sides, with a novel interpretation of the ‘garden city’ model to their rear From housingprototypes.org: the triangular site backs up to the existing neighborhood on one side, the Nieuwevaart canal along the south side, and a zone of curving elevated railroad tracks on the east side the elevated railroad tracks along the east side presented a serious design problem. This was a wide curving swath of elevated tracks that passed just a few meters from the edge of the site. In addition to the noise, the elevated position meant that the trains were passing […]
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