Oosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLA Photographs: Filip Dujardin “COPY” 2017 CopyResidential, Coliving•Almere, The Netherlands ArchDaily Peter van Assche and Mathijs Cremers Oosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLASave this projectSaveOosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLA Residential Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: bureau SLA Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914154/oosterwold-co-living-complex-bureau-sla Clipboard Photographs Lead Architects: Design Team:Ninja ZurheideClients:Stichting Bosveld, Frode Bolhuis, Stichting Bosveld, Frode BolhuisEngineering:Van Zuilen Constructie Advies, W2N engineers, Van Zuilen Constructie Advies and W2N engineersConsultants:Van der Weele Advies, Van der Weele Advies, GroningenCity:AlmereCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. In the rural area of Oosterwold, artist Frode Bolhuis dreamed of an alternative way of living. He asked architects Peter van Assche and Mathijs Cremers to design his dream house on a one-hectare potato field. The only problem was his very limited budget. To find the solution the architects came up with two preconditions to make the project possible: they suggested finding friends to join the project, since it is a lot cheaper to build several houses at the same time than just one. Luckily, Frode was able to find eight friends who shared his dream. The second precondition was that only the exterior would be designed, leaving the families complete freedom to decide on the interior. The limited budget became key feature in the project and resulted in a straightforward 100-meter-long slab containing a row of nine unique dwellings. The position of the building on the side of the plot leaves maximum space for the community garden.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinSave this picture!Save this picture!© Filip DujardinArchitecturally three things are done to render the slab more distinctive. The building was raised one metre above the ground, so that it seems to float, the roof projects on all sides to provide protection from sun and the long communal porch makes it easy to make contact with the neighbors. Raising the building from the ground was both an aesthetic and functional a design decision. It allowed the residents to choose when and where the sewage system and water pipes would be located. Inside the building the families were allocated 160 sqm to be divided into living space. This allowed them to meet their own needs, by incorporating an artist’s studio, for example, or a large living room. They were also allowed to place four windows and two doors in the outer walls to match the interior. No frames were used in between the glass to create an overall diverse but uncluttered façade.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinCommon building materials are used to achieve an exceptionally well insulated basis within the budget. Floor, roof and adjoining walls were built as hollow wooden cassettes, filled with insulating cellulose. The result is an exceptionally well insulated basis. Oosterwold Co-living Complex demonstrates that it’s possible to achieve a convincing piece of architecture within a tight budget and which, most importantly, manages to meet the expectations of nine different clients at the same time. Oosterwold Co-living Complex is the winner of the Frame Awards 2019, in the category Co-living Complex of the Year, and was rewarded with an honourable mention from the Architecture Prize Almere. This housing project was published in the Dutch Architecture Yearbook 2016/2017.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinProject gallerySee allShow lessRuidera House / TALLER AGFSelected ProjectsResidence 35 / Charged VoidsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Buitenplaats Oosterwold, 1349 Almere, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officebureau SLAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBuildingsResidentialColivingAlmereThe NetherlandsPublished on April 02, 2019Cite: “Oosterwold Co-living Complex / bureau SLA” 02 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has said that the provision of sound and quality education to students in the education sector is the only way Liberians can be taken from their present economic, social and other conditions and provides for themselves better living conditions as well as contributes to the development processes of their country.VP Boakai said quality education is always needed, especially in country like Liberia that has come from civil crisis and is in rebuilding process. He stated the country will always be in need of young qualified Liberians who can help in its rebuilding process.The Liberian Vice President spoke when he officially dedicated the newly constructed campus of the Leigh-Sherman Community College and the Leigh-Sherman Executive Secretarial School in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The new building of the school, which has its motto as, “There is no Excellence without Labor” was officially opened by VP Boakai Friday, April 25. The school had initially been located in the Fiamah Community in Sinkor, Monrovia. The college now has its own campus after over 38 years of existence.VP Boakai said the Leigh-Sherman College since its establishment in the late 1970s, has been very instrumental in developing the capacities of young Liberians some of whom have gone out to become exceptional professionals in their areas of disciplines throughout the world.He challenged the authorities of the school to continue their high level of academic and ethical training to their new location, indicating “Let your work over these years speak for itself as you come into this new community.”VP Boakai lauded the founder and proprietor of the college, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, who he said have for many years shown how dedicated and committed she is to the molding of the minds of the young people of her country.“After all we have gone though individually and as a nation, she is still passionate and committed to this cause. Relocating the school to this location is another level of commitment. You have brought light to this community and its surrounding areas. Thank you for being such a good Liberian,” he said.“Most of the people I have worked with over the years have been graduates of the Leigh-Sherman College. These have been very professional people not just in terms of qualifications competency, but also discipline. The kinds of training that she instilled in her students always go with them,”“She always produces the best of students and I’m very proud of her. I want to thank you Theresa for helping the children of this country who we are dependent upon for the rebuilding of our nation. The provision of quality education is the only way for us to get out of our present conditions as Liberians. We hope that your hands’ works prosper,” VP Boakai added.The proprietor of the college, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, said the decision to relocate the school is as a result of the outcome of a survey that was conducted. She said survey shows that 80 percent of the students are from the out sketch of the city, particularly Paynesville and as such it is ideals for their campus to be brought close to them.She said this will help curtail a lot of expenses that students undergo daily to get on campus. Some of the challenges have to do with the difficulties of getting a vehicle to and fro school and amount spent on transportation weekly will be reduced drastically.Madam Leigh-Sherman noted that since its inception about 38 years ago, the college has been grounded in a vision of excellence and the new move will not be an exception.She said, “A pioneering institution in the field of Secretarial Science, we have successfully trained and placed over five thousand administrative professionals in positions with government, public and private corporations, international organizations and the Liberia Diplomatic Corps.”She indicated that in the years since the civil conflict, the college has emerged with a renewed sense of purpose and responsibility. “Our country has entered a period of tremendous revitalization and progress in which education and profession training is imperative.”She lauded all those who contributed to the construction process of the new building. She indicated: “After 38 years of existence, Leigh-Sherman school finally has its own campus and permanent home. We are proud today that we on our own campus and our dream has come true.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
LOOK UP TO THE STARS AT 6.37PMStargazers are waiting anxiously to see if an icy comet survives a close encounter with the Sun and fulfils its billing of being “one of the brightest of the century”.Comet Ison is to pass the star at a distance of just 727,000 miles, where it will meet temperatures of around 2,700C (4,892F), leading to predictions it will break apart before it can be seen blazing in the night sky.It is expected to get closest to the Sun at 6.37pm UK time.Scientists will be watching to see if the comet , which left the outer edge of the solar system more than 5.5 million years ago, disintegrates under the intense heat and gravitational forces of the Sun.Comets are frozen balls of space dust left over from the formation of stars and planets billions of years ago.When one comes close to a hot star, like the Sun, the icy core can melt. Tromso v SpursEuropa League6pm, SKY SPORTS 2NO WAY SPURS SHOULD BE THIS SHORT IN FREEZING NORWAYOnly the hardiest of Spurs fans will surely have made the long journey to Norway tonight for their meaningless clash against Tromso. One of the best places to view the Northern Lights.Its a meaningless match because Spurs have already qualified from Group K – and tonight it’s K for cold (well you know what I mean). Heavy snow and sub zero temperatures forecast. Lovely.Spurs brushed aside Tromso 3-0 at White Hart Lane and have been going well in the Europa League but under fire boss Andre Villas-Boas will undoubtedly be far more focussed on Sunday’s clash at Manchester United.The other Manchester certainly damaged his job survival chances if this week’s market move on him being the next Premier League manager to be sacked is to be believed. Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition has seen him as low as odds-on with some other (inferior!) bookmakers.There are plenty of reasons to think that Spurs might not be trusted at long odds-on tonight:(1) Plastic pitch (2) Freezing weather (3) ‘Experimental’ team (4) No pressure to win (5) Morale low after SundayBut you have to set that against Tromso who have only scored one goal in four matches in the tournament and failed to score in eight of their last 15 matches.Not sure there’ll be many goals, and Spurs may not enjoy this too much so on that basis Tromso (+2) at 8/11 tempts me in.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)10 points TROMSO (+2) at around 8/11