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Alongside a lush canal, but still in the innercity of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, this project of 85 groundbound houses was conceived, as a new fill-in in the existing streetpattern.

A subtle change from more pittoresque, countryside housing to more urban, citylike towards the canal was made to get in touch with both existing worlds.

The smaller 2-storey houses are almost a caricature of the standard house. Its brightblue roofs are in contrast with the merely brownreddish of the surrounding. Yet the shape, with the gable roofs, are a very familiar sight.

The building alongside the canal is much more closed, and underneath there is the carparking for 85 cars. On its roof the private terraces.

Completed in 2008.

For K├╝hne & Co Architects.