Interpretation of a closed housing block as a compilation of corresponding
objects. The brief required the programme to occupy the inner courtyard.
However taking into account the scant depth and the exceptionally
positive conditions along the edges - the river IJ and a city canal
– it became evident that it would be preferable to concentrate
the programme on the edges and to allocate maximum openness to the
inner area. This was made possible by re-interpreting the definition
of a single family house - no neighbour above or beyond - quite radically:
introducing the ‘elevated floating single family house’.