Catalogue of urban forms. Slab + point building

Extract from the book Why Density? Debunking the myth of the cubic watermelon

May 23, 2015

Catalogue of urban forms. Slab + point building

1. Courtyard with corridors 2. Entrance to the courtyard 3. Communal deck 4. Grades towards the water

The two buildings are designed to place these disparate parts in relation to each other. Their size and position allow them to mediate between the existing old and new buildings. Together, they form a composition of parts that maintains a somewhat unstable equilibrium.

Java Apartments
DIENER & DIENER
Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 2001

Plot area: 6,704 m2
Floor Area: 34,400 m2
Coverage: 0.52
Floor Area Ratio: 5.13
Dwellings: 172
Parking places: 000
Other uses: -

 

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