Het project De Dijken 10 in Leidschenveen van HVE Architecten is opgenomen in het boek ‘Innovative Apartment Buildings, New Directions in Sustainable Design’ van Avi Friedman. Het project is met andere internationale voorbeeldprojecten opgenomen in het hoofdstuk ‘Apartments for seniors and multigenerational arrangements’.
“Current design of apartment buildings is facing challenges of philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, cultural and social aspects that led to the writing of this book. The book offers information on contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with plans and photographs of outstanding international examples.
Designing buildings for seniors requires foresight about the lifestyle changes and challenges resulting from reduced mobility. An aging population may decide to continue living in their current dwelling or move into smaller units in proximity to social and medical hubs, a place that meets their budget and require less maintenance. The first adjustment strategy involves preparing a new unit for future interior adaptations and specialized components.
The design of De Dijken 10 included innovative and insightful design elements, which transform potentially banal spaces into intriguing ones to create a comfortable place for seniors. As an innovative way of highlighting the waiting areas for elevators, staggered voids and spaces were utilized. Through the use of these voids, the entrance hall is connected to all the floors above thereby becoming a pleasant area to be in.”
Avi Friedman co-founded the Affordable Homes Program at the McGill School of Architecture where he teaches. Friedman is known for his housing innovation and is the author of 18 books. In 2000 he was selected by Wallpaper magazine as one of ten people from around the world »most likely to change the way we live«
Auteur: Avi Friedman
Uitgever: Edition Axel Menges
- 188 pagina’s
- april 2017