Housing for the visually impaired / 70F architecture

Housing for the visually impaired / 70F architecture

  • © Luuk Kramer - Housing for the visually impaired / 70F architecture
  • © Luuk Kramer - Housing for the visually impaired / 70F architecture

Location

The villas are situated on visio's own site, in a green environment in 'het gooi'.

Concept

The task was to create three houses for 24-27 (semi) self-supporting visually impaired inhabitants with 8-9 persons per house. Taken in consideration was the possibility to later sell the houses as private villas in this beautiful environment.

Description

The houses are divided into two elements, coupled by a glass corridor. The space between the two elements is a sheltered patio as a quiet outdoor space. The ground floor consists of in the lower element the 3 bedrooms for people with more than a visual handicap, while the living room, kitchen and activity room are situated in the higher element. The first floor consists of bedrooms for the rest of the group.

Interior

Materials

The buildings are defined by 'light, air and space', are made of brickwork and glass, with a gentle sloping roof in the higher volumes.

Drawings

Extra info

Client: visio / stichting novum
Project Architect: Carina Nilsson Project Leader: Bas ten Brinke
Engineer: van Rossum Almere
Contractor: geelen bouw vleuten
Completed 2004
Area: 304 m² netto per villa
Building Costs: € 1.200.000,- excl. vat