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Title Responsive Suburbia: Dwelling and working in IJBurg
Publication Date
Degree Level masters
University/Publisher Delft University of Technology

A housing project comprised of 72 units is located in IJ Burg— a new suburb east from the center of Amsterdam. More specifically, the project sits on a man-made island called Steigereiland North, on a ‘left-over’ green strip of land. Two types of dwellings (A and B) are disseminated around the site forming various permeable blocks of living and working units. These apartments consist of free-standing, row, and semi-detached typologies, depending on their arrangement and orientation. The capacity of these units to grow and change over time is a key feature of this project. The project has an additional activity strip between the waterside and the housing fabric border which will aid to serve as a lively catalyst for the neighbourhood. This ‘mat’ consists of landscaping and supplementary functions such as: tennis courts, a soccer field, playgrounds, picnic zones, pergolas, a climbing wall, a dance studio, and storage facilities. The newly-added layer of economical, community-driven activities reinvigorates IJ Burg. Introducing light production as well as the creative and working classes into the urban fabric will also result in an extrovert and well-functioning community.

At Home in the City, Amsterdam

Architecture and Dwelling


Subjects/Keywords dwelling; incremental housing; work / live; CLT construction; collective housing
Contributors Mota, N.M. (mentor); Cuperus, Y.C. (mentor)
Language en
Rights (c) 2013 Linowska, D.L.
Country of Publication nl
Record ID oai:tudelft.nl:uuid:c5c97530-4cf4-49db-b63c-50aabdfaf93f
Repository delft
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2020-06-19

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