Thursday, September 30, 2010

het kasteel, amsterdam

"The borders of Amsterdam city are reached. Sites where you can build dwellings are a scarce good. What is left are 'impossible' places where you have to deal with complex confrontations with sound outlines, security circles and air quality requirements. Het Kasteel stands besides a large shunting yard. Therefore it was required to make a sound baffle apart from the building. This has conducted to an unique façade. The building is enveloped in a glazed skin of panels that are slightly angled to each other. This artifice lends the building the appearance of a gigantic crystal. The interaction between the apartment block's recessed elevation and the glazed panels of the building's skin ensures this entrance building to act as an icon for the Science Park..."to find out more...
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