DE LAAK, AMERSFOORT

Por­taal asked FARO to design 103 homes of dif­fer­ent types: apart­ments and town­houses. Our plan takes its cues from the ambi­tions that are for­mu­lated in the urban plan for the Laak. That plan envi­sions a neigh­bor­hood with dif­fer­ent facades next to each other. It also asks for care­ful details and mate­ri­als that age well.

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BRICK ARCH­WAYS CON­NECT LOCAL SHOPS, DEVENTER

FARO has ren­o­vated the shop­ping cen­ter in Borgele, a post-​war dis­trict in Deven­ter. The project involved both ren­o­vat­ing part of the exist­ing shop­ping cen­ter as well as con­struct­ing new shops with 20 apart­ments above and 24 low-​rise homes. A plan was also made for the design of the whole area.

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50-​YEAR-​OLD SUB­URB TO LAST ANOTHER 100 YEARS, NIJMEGEN

The Hatert dis­trict is being ren­o­vated, with con­struc­tion also tak­ing place on the until now unbuilt Cir­custer­rein. Two apart­ment build­ings and a project with 36 fam­ily homes will be con­structed. FARO is design­ing one apart­ment build­ing and the fam­ily homes.

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UITVIN­DER­S­BU­URT, EDE

FARO designed 76 houses for the Uitvin­der­s­bu­urt in Ede. The houses vary from large and small apart­ments, large and small ter­raced houses, houses that adapt to life phase of the res­i­dents and a few spe­cial houses for spe­cial res­i­dent groups.

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PLAY­ING WITH LEGO IN ALMERE

‘A buyer’s influ­ence on the design and con­struc­tion of new homes will con­tinue to increase. Mod­ern con­sumers want choice and not just in the kitchen and bath­room. As a result, the fin­ished prod­uct is no longer pre­de­ter­mined and may even be some­thing of a sur­prise. The archi­tect is increas­ingly a direc­tor of pos­si­ble vari­a­tions.’ It was with this vision of the future that FARO took part in the com­pe­ti­tion ‘Het Wilde Wonen’ (The Wild Life) in 2001. Win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion resulted in the project ‘Gewild Wonen’ (Desired Life) which was built as part of the Bouw­expo in 2001 to cel­e­brate Almere’s 25th anniversary.

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THE FIFTH QUAR­TER, DEN HAAG

FARO has designed 138 dwellings in an urban block for the Fifth Quar­ter of the Water­ingse Veld in The Hague. The mate­ri­als used on the inside of the block, around a court­yard, alter­nates between wood and brick.

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HAR­NASCH­POLDER, DELFT

FARO designed apart­ments and sin­gle fam­ily homes on the edge of town, the very west side of Har­nasch­polder next to Delft. We choose to cre­ate homes with a dis­tinct urban char­ac­ter but with a play­ful nod to the green houses that used to be here. The roofs of the houses also have the saw edge roofline, that will have dif­fer­ent heights through­out the plan.

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SAND­STONE FOR ‘T ZAND, UTRECHT

Lei­d­sche Rijn is a large VINEX devel­op­ment at the west side of Utrecht. In this new part of town FARO has designed a large hous­ing block that varies in height from 3 to 7 sto­ries. The high­est part is at the side of the rail­road that has more urban character.

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CEL­E­BRAT­ING THE SUB­URBS, ROTTERDAM

On a green loca­tion in Hoogvliet, FARO designed a plan with spa­cious apart­ments and a robust bor­der with large town­houses on the park. Behind this bor­der, a relaxed liv­ing envi­ron­ment is cre­ated with attached and semi-​detached homes.

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ON THE BOR­DER OF URBAN AND RURAL, GRONINGEN

At the edge of wide-​open coun­try­side in the province of Gronin­gen, on the bor­der of urban and rural, at the entrance to the new sub­di­vi­sion ‘de Held’ (the hero) in Gronin­gen, are 20 water­side homes. The plot of land between James Bald­win­straat and the pedes­trian dock is tapered, and the 20 lots that have been formed there vary from wide and shal­low to nar­row and deep. The gated gar­dens run along the street while the houses sit back against the water.

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SUPERBLOCK IN THE MID­DLE OF INFRA­STRUC­TURE, LEIDSCHENVEEN

One design for two clients on one lot above a semi-​subterranean park­ing space for 200 cars. NS Vast­goed and Woon­in­vest asked us to design respec­tively 68 and 92 dwellings in the urban plan of SVP. The houses for Woon­in­vest will also func­tion as sound bar­rier for the neigh­bor­hood behind them. The project lies in the nexus of the Laan van Ypen­burg and the rail­way. The par­tic­u­lar form of the build­ing flows with the max­i­mum heights allowed in the devel­op­ment plan and refers to the dynam­ics of the location.

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NES­SE­LANDE, ROTTERDAM

The archi­tec­tural theme for Nes­se­lande sub­plan 6.5 is ‘the Gar­den City’. FARO trans­lated this theme in a con­tem­po­rary way. The 136 single-​family homes and 4 homes for dis­abled peo­ple (the Orion Foun­da­tion) have been worked out in a clear block struc­ture with a dis­tinct dif­fer­ence between the inside and outside.

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WEI­DE­VENNE, PURMEREND

Stad­shoven is an apart­ment­build­ing in the newly devel­oped neigh­bor­hood Weidevenne-​Europa in Purmerend. Half of the 52 rental units are for the social rental mar­ket, the other half is for spe­cial needs res­i­dents: shel­tered liv­ing for peo­ple with a slight men­tal hand­i­cap and for peo­ple with social prob­lems. These spe­cial homes look the same as the rest of the build­ing; the front door doesn’t show that assisted liv­ing is being pro­vided here. This way, the res­i­dents can fully merge into the neighborhood.

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SUPER­GAR­DENS ON NEW HEAD­LAND, BERKEL EN RODENRIJS

The site is sur­rounded by water on three sides, a con­di­tion we exploited by plac­ing all homes along the outer edge, as close as pos­si­ble to the water. Post­men, vis­i­tors and meter read­ers can reach the front doors around the out­side, along a basalt embank­ment. The units them­selves are nar­row and deep and mate­ri­al­ized in wood and ceramic tiles. They form part of what is almost a perime­ter block. Five-​meter high prop­erty bound­aries under­line the block’s unity where necessary.

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FARO Architecten Lisserbroek

land­goed de olmen­horst
lis­ser­weg 487d
2165 as lisserbroek

ves­tig­ing oost
oude kraan 72
6811 ll arnhem

+31 (0) 252 414777
info@​faro.​nl

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