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Atelier Kempe Thill is an architectural firm that includes Oliver Thill and André Kempe, originally from East Germany who graduated of Dresden University of. The Hiphouse project in Zwolle presented Atelier Kempe Thill with a welcome opportunity to fundamentally question the assignment ‘social housing’. Largely. Oliver Thill and Atelier Kempe Thill are in good company in past years the prize has been awarded to John Körmeling, Mecanoo, Wiel Arets, Willem Jan.

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By doing so, architecture is free to express the hidden vitality of our time. The grey concrete came in largely prefabricated parts, which were put together on-site.

With this, the hall is given a very specific character without limiting its multi-functionality. Atelier Kempe Thill Tender documents: Loft spaces are not an exclusive form of living reserved for a well-to-do elite, but are also realizable in the context of social housing.

Drug Addicts’ Hotel

The units are very well lit, with minimal circulation areas and large living spaces thlil freestanding kitchen blocks. By its generosity the circulation space becomes an area for social interaction between inhabitants and adequately expresses the collective of an expedient alliance of tenants. Latest stories Upcoming fairs Recent architecture projects Magazine. This effect is amplified when the large doors are slid open, transforming the rooms into airy terraces.

Grey matter: Atelier Kempe Thill’s Antwerp housing draws on the city’s modernist legacy

Above the atrium is a roof terrace, which is designed as an intimate and introverted courtyard. Adviesbureau Nieman, Zwolle Quantity Surveyor: Cheap-tech As usual in these projects, the available construction budget was very low.


In order to make this possible financially, the number of the different types of profiles was reduced to three. Due to the limited budget the central atrium was coherently designed in the rugged aesthetics of the unfinished. An attempt is made to eliminate the urban problems of the Atflier planning while nevertheless maintaining its qualities.

The functional grid of the windows and the underlying construction form a rigid architectural tihll, which is counterbalanced by a spontaneous collage of colourful apartment interiors. Interior lighting Outdoor lighting. In a display of the complexities of city life a vital and optimistic image emerges, striking up intensive communication with the neighbourhood.

Like a cheap industrial compound, the building is made of a steel frame structure with a wall infill of sand-lime brick. The slightly rough concrete floor is only coated with a layer of polyurethane; the ceiling is covered with an acoustic spray plaster.

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You can unsubscribe at any time. As an added bonus, the building was designed according to passive house standards, making the scheme a particularly low energy one.

One of these qualities is the green, lush areas between the building blocks. The plan layout allocates the larger apartments to the spatially interesting corners, thus creating apartments with double orientation.

Bureau Both, Haarlem General Contractor: Fringe Group in the Center The Amsterdam-Bijlmermeer housing development, which was erected in the nineteenseventies based on CIAM principles under the direction of Siegfried Nassuth, has been being overhauled since the mid-nineteen-nineties due to a wide range of social and structural problems.

On the inside, the contrast between the two room constellations determines the perception and surprises, as the fully enclosed room is much brighter than the fully opened.


Current user location United States. The pleasure of designing is combined with professional management. The smaller studio apartments either face east or west, guaranteeing optimum sunlight for all apartments. Ingenieursbureau Ebatech, Amsterdam Quantity Surveyor: Materials Doors Windows Staircases Building construction. Architecture in the sense of a building art hardly plays a role here, for marketing and spatial qualities are regarded tuill unimportant and superfluous.

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Space-dividing walls are often executed in glass, which gives rise to expansive visual connections krmpe the building that are necessary for facilitating an overview and for social interaction. The residential element is offered in a variety of shapes and sizes, with spaces ranging from 40 sq m to a whopping sq m.

The housing units are organized around a central core containing a double stair and an elevator. Adviesbureau Nieman, Zwolle Structural Engineer: The atmosphere that thus develops is very calm and neutral, emphasizing the spaciousness of the building and offering users the opportunity to adapt the individual rooms to their own particular needs.

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The building is executed as a frame construction, with non-load-bearing interior walls and all the technical installations also integrated into the building independently of the load-bearing structure.

From an early stage the office is working closely together with various technical advisors to investigate all the design possibilities and push the project to its limits.