An adequate degree of sunlight was achieved by penetrating the rooms but only 87 of the 100 units could be accommodated within the block. The remaining 13 dwellings became a problem because if they were placed anywhere else on site, the open space would be reduced further. By ‘cantilevering’ the remaining 13 units from the north façade, they are literally suspended in the air. The hanging East-West orientated types complete the North-South dwellings in the block with a view over the adjacent polder. By hanging the extra units on the north façade, the ground plane is kept as open and green as possible. An original way of increasing the density in the garden cities was achieved, setting the example.
Het Oosten Housing Association
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