Almere, Netherlands, 1999–2001The 48 water villas are situated in an experimentally developed housing area at the periphery of Almere. The concept for the water villas was about creating a living environment with a maximal flexibility to meet individual needs. Each villa consists of a basic package, which can be extended and elaborated depending on personal preferences and lifestyle of the client. The basic package consists of 2 concrete modules of 6 meters in the width, 10 meters in the depth and 3 meters in the height. The first floor is shifted to obtain a roof balcony. An optional package is developed to extend the basic housing type according to individual needs. It offers the possibility to elaborate and increase its volumetric potential.
Client: Visser Bouwmaatschappij B.V., Huizen
Location: Almere, the Netherlands
Building area: 150 m2. Plus one extension 165m2, Plus two extensions 180 m2
Programme: 48 water villas
Status/phase: Realized April 2001
Photography: Christian Richters
Ben van Berkel with Gianni Cito, Henri Snel, Boudewijn Rosman, Alex Jung, Katrin Meyer, Aad Krom, Andreas Bogenschütz, Yuri Werner, KSK Tamura, Jasper Jägers, Stella Vesselinova, Martin Kuitert