Westerpark West is a 70.000m2 mix-use development, consisting of mutiple plots with different character. Plot 3 consists of smaller scale urban blocks, set up on a shared park space, designed by Gustafson Porter Bowman.
For the smallest kid on the block, we proposed a simple stack of 6 + 6 town houses, focusing on the lack of urban family housing in the city.
The top 6 houses are collected around a raised courtyard, creating a small scale shared semi-public space.
The block itself is kept intact as a simple brick mass with regular perforations. Slits in the top volume create views to the outside and inside of the block.
The tilted volume raises an interesting set of window details, referring to the Amsterdam School building on the opposite side of the park.