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HOUSING DE LINIE

Groningen, Netherlands 2003-2007

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HOUSING DE LINIE

Groningen, Netherlands 2003-2007

In a plot of land which was occupied up to now by an old wood industry, a new important area of growth of the city of Groningen is developing. A new sports stadium, a park, a train station, offices and houses will generate new urban spaces in a proposal which is able to transform the current relationship of the outskirts with the historical centre of the city.
De Linie is a set of houses where 16 architects have received the commission of developing projects which might be repeated and incorporated, as if they were part of a combinatory set, into the general urban set.

Our proposal is developed in two versions: a generic one, on an average plot of land of 13,5 x 15 m, and a specific one, on a specific location on the border of a channel. The project is developed from a process in which we will define a limited number of elements whose modifications will allow the appearance of several variations depending on the particular use and situation.

We conceive the house as an inner space looking out at three different points of view: the street, the garden, the sky. Each of them represents three degrees of privacy: public, semi-public, andprivate. The built area is gathered in a strip of 5,50 m of width located on a side of the plot, generating in this way a spacious inner garden.
 
The outer space of the houses is characterised by the use of three different materials: wood, metallic slabs and Eternit, which will alternate themselves along the different houses, in a random process which will determine the image of this new extension of the city of Groningen.
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HOUSING DE LINIE

Groningen, Netherlands 2003-2007


Client
Gemeente Groningen
Duurkens & Tichelaar
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Program
17 Houses
Total floor area
Built project 2.900 m²
Project architect
Stephen Belton
Project team
Carlos Ballesteros (Phase 1)
Stephen Belton (Phase 2)
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Photographs
Roland Halbe
Models
Juan de Dios Hernández - Jesús Rey
Isabel González Andreu
Project dates
Completion: 2.007
  

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HOUSING DE LINIE

Groningen, Netherlands 2003-2007

Magazine A+D. Architecture + Detail nº 37. 2011
Published by Karl Krämer Verlag. Stuttgart, Germany 
ISSN: 0944-4718
Page: 32 – 37
 
Book NIEUW IN STAD. 2010
Woningbouw in de gemeente Groningen 2006-2010
Published by Platform Gras. Groningen, Netherlands
ISBN: 978-90-71903-33-5
Page: 88 – 89
 
Magazine ARCHITEKTUR AKTUELL nº 352/353. 2009
Published by Springer-Verlag GmbH. Vienna, Austria
ISSN: 0570-6602
Article: Hof-Haus-Quartier “De Linie” in Groningen-Natur un Stadt vor dem eigenen Haus
Author: Klaus-Dieter Weiβ
Page: 66 – 77 
 
Magazine OF ARCH nº 106. 2009 
Published by Design Diffusion Edizioni srl. Milan, Italy
ISSN: 1827-6547
Article: Ripetizioni Olandesi. Dutch-Style reptition
Author: Michele Alberti
Page: 88 – 93
 
Magazine AV MONOGRAFIAS/MONOGRAPHS nº 126. 2008
Housing in Common
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0213-487X
Page: 82 – 85 
 
Book SPAIN ARCHITECTS. Housing 2. 2007
Published by Manel Padura S.L. Barcelona, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-935-8621-8
Page:  296 – 313
 
Magazine DAU nº 22. 2004
Published by Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Cataluña. Lérida, Spain
ISSN: 1137-8883
Page: 48 – 51
 
Magazine POSTBOKS nº 3. 2003
Published by Postboks, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1695-4440
Page: 84 – 92  
 
Magazine ARQUITECTURA VIVA nº 88. 2003
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0213-487X
Page: 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSING DE LINIE

Groningen, Netherlands 2003-2007