Commissioned by:

Partner in Charge:
Bengt Ahlqvist

Patrick Verhoeven and Gregor Wierusz

Design period:

floating homes

aalsmeer & Ijburg - the netherlands

Ahlqvist&Almqvist architects have developed three conceptual projects for floating homes in the Netherlands - for recreational housing in Aalsmere, permanent housing also in Aalsmer and as part of the extensive development of Ijburg in the inner harbour of Amsterdam.

The three projects are based on the same concept – compact houses with light-weight steel and wood construction on floating, horizontally anchored, concrete pontoons.

The houses are moored to or along wooden jetties, which also provide all technical services. They are flexibly designed allowing several plan alternatives and can be extended by adding building volumes, terraces and roof terraces etc.

The projects have not been realized.