Marc Koehler
Architects
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Casco-Lofts Houthaven

Concept Casco-Lofts Superlofts Houthaven
– Research on a new sustainable way of building and living
– Modular constructions, BIM software, innovations in the field of procurement and supply chain integration through co-creation
– For groups of individuals that are looking for an optimal balance between design freedom and being part of a cooperative housing community (CPO)

Typologies
– Three main parts: the high-rise buildings (Haparandaweg), the low-rise buildings (Houthavenkade) linked together by a garden
– The lofts are approximately 5 meters high, 18 meters deep and 6 meters wide
– The windows of 5 meters high and 6 meter wide offer the lofts open views to the river IJ, the Houthavenkade and the Minervahaven
– There are 4 house typologies: Micro lofts, low-rise lofts, high-rise lofts and penthouses
– Floor areas of the lofts from 30m2 to 180m2

Sustainability
– Climate neutral energy system
– CO2 sensitive ventilation system
– Floor heating using heat recovery
– Floor cooling using canal water
– Smart hot fill system in every loft supplies more efficient hot water for washing machine
– Active solar power 2500 W/ apartment
– Passive solar heating by triple glazed surfaces + electric sun screens
– Electric car and bike charging points
– Waste sorting
– Adjustable interior wall and floor system: flexibility in time equals future proof
– Use of sustainable, low-maintenance materials in facade
– Social sustainability due to community development

Community
– 55 unique, self-designed loft apartments form a diverse community
– Shared roof terrace, entrance zone and integrated parking
– Strong active home owner association

Information


Year
2016

Status
Completed

Location
Houthaven, Amsterdam

Client
Cooperative Housing Community (CPO)

Credits


Main architect

Marc Koehler Architects

Collaborators
Architectuurcentrale Thijs Asselbergs, de Architekten Cie, Hootsmans architectuurbureau, Space-Encounters

Project architect
David Klinkhamer

Process manager
Chris Kreijns

Contractor
ERA Contour B.V.

Photography
Simon Bosch
Marcel van der Burg; photo 1, 4, 5, 6