December 05, 2011
The graphs shown here analyze the De Architekten cie project in Almere, the Netherlands. It is located in the urban plan of Almere Centrum, designed by OMA. The building contributes a high residential density to a much less dense plan. It proposes up to 20 types of housing unit and harmonises its urban profile. In this way, it is an exception to the recent Dutch tradition which was not one to promote height in urban plans built literally from scratch on continental platform reclaimed from the sea.
a+t research group carried out an exhaustive analysis in the publication Dbook on collective housing’s contribution to the dense city covering 64 projects. Based on indicators such as floor area ratio, population density, building volumes, heights and uses, a comparative analysis giving examples of dense living was attained. With this forthcoming series of posts we would like to show some of the most significant examples contained in the book.
The data displayed in the diagrams refers to the comparative analysis of all the projects included in Dbook.
Pages from the Dbook.
DBOOK is out of print currently. it is available as online version.