has moved from four different locations to a new office in the city center of Eindhoven, early 2016. It was not an option to leave the old office buildings empty behind… a residential function was obvious.
for flex-living are realized in the former office-building Europalaan.
not interchangeable like many ‘extraordinary normal’, ‘bourgeois chic’ and mostly boring office buildings built in the early nineties. At first glance maybe not easy to be parceled out in apartments, yet Woonbedrijf did take up the ‘transformation glove’.
was formed by a single-layer atrium with large storey-high arc-shaped daylight sheds and a public function. The office wings lay around this atrium.
is transformed by making ‘indoor’ living possible in the sheds. This way additional houses could be added to the program and the transformation became an economically achievable task.
is the sustainability principle based on which all homes are realized: all-electric, PV-system on the roof, re-use of materials and eco-kitchens made by remnants of corn and tomato plants.
a tile floor was placed as a work of art, designed by Peter Struycken. This floor is integrated into the new plans and formed the basis for the new color palette that Struycken is once again involved in.
further elaborated the color-use for walls, floors and ceilings… resulting in very special new interior spaces. First working on art, now living in art.