Goirle / The Netherlands
In the heart of the village of Goirle in Brabant, a new lowrise housing neighborhood will be developed. This study establishes four clearly different urbanistic patches with their own specific housing typologies, in order to attract a variety of target groups. This differentiation ranges from relatively cheap starters houses to luxurious patio houses.
The spatial organization of the typologies, both urbanistically and architectonically, is informed by the specificities of the site (orientation/ surrounding fabric) and the ambition to make the new project work as an urbanistic ensemble, a "differentiated whole".
Each of the different typologies develops some sort of a clever twist to deal with its specific handicap, for example the north-orientation of a conventional backgarden is transformed to an elevated garden in the front of the house, that renders the necessary privacy but redefines back and front.