Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/147338/ad-classics-almere-house-benthem-crouwel-architekten Clipboard Houses Copy+ 12Houses•Almere, The Netherlands Area: 65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects Save this picture!Written by Megan Jett Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/147338/ad-classics-almere-house-benthem-crouwel-architekten Clipboard 1984 ArchDaily AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects Year: Text description provided by the architects. The house was designed for an unusual homes competition held by De Fantasie in Almere. The brief was to design a house without taking into account current building regulations.Save this picture!PlansAll prize-winners were awarded a plot of land on loan for five years. This meant that the house and its foundations had to be easy to dismantle.Save this picture!In the compact house, the living room is bounded on three sides by glass sheets to gather the surrounding landscape into the house. Sandwich panel walls enclose the private zone comprising the two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Save this picture!The extraordinary construction of the house combats wind pressure in three ways. Save this picture!The space-frame floor structure is attached to a foundation of concrete slabs, stabilizing fins are placed strategically at the seams of the toughened glass sheets and finally two steel tension cables secure the lightweight profiled steel roof borne aloft by the glazing.Save this picture!Exploded ViewProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Australian Ballet / HassellSelected ProjectsApartment In Benfica / Atelier 106Selected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBenthem Crouwel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesAlmere3D ModellingThe NetherlandsPublished on January 25, 2019Cite: Megan Jett. “AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects” 25 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.