The Borneo project is a large scale intervention, in the central harbor at Amsterdam. Our houses are a very small part of it.
We depart from the existing planning conditions;a house on each side of the street.
We transform it into a single long house that faces both streets.
The first hypothesis is the abstract planning.
a single long house from street to street.
Then, the small street that existed in the planning becomes an empty house.
We'd like to investigate the Dutch tradition about single room constructions.
From this abstract hypothesis, a much more intuitive way of working with living conditions is developed.
I like to play with abstract dimensions that later will become living conditions.
ARCHITECTS: Enric Miralles, Benedetta Tagliabue
IN COLLABORATION WITH: De Architekten Groep, Bjarne Mastenbroek, Dick Van Gameren.
CLIENT: SMIT'S BOUWBEDRIJF B.V.
PROJECT TEAM: Elena Rocchi, Marc de Rooij
COLLABORATORS: Cristian Kronhaus, Sabine Neubert, Annamaria Tosi, German Zambrana, Jan Koettgen, Prisca Bellinger.
MODEL: Fabian Asunción, Annamaria Tosi, Sabine Neubert, Silvia Sanmarzano