Musicians need housing too! That's why Netherlands based 24H architecture decided to create these 38 inspiring homes as part of the International Building Exhibition Hoogvliet. The project resulted in a place with so many awesome collective structures in it that just one pic really doesn't do them all justice (so be sure to click through our gallery to see them all). One of our favorite parts is this collection of metal pyramid skylights that poke out from a grassy mound. Oh, and did we mention that all of the buildings in the project were designed to have an urban heating system that recycles energy from the nearby Rotterdam harbor and that the wood facades are made of hydro thermal treated local wood?
Called simply “Housing for Musicians,” the project features modern dwellings which are arranged in various ‘stamps’ or patterns, which are repeated throughout the complex. Since the intended inhabitants are musicians, each home has its very own music room, each of which is arranged in a collective “mountain” between the houses. Every individual music rooms has its own “light pyramid” that protrudes through the grass. On the edge of each ‘stamp’ of homes, individual zinc-covered music rooms are added like parasites to a tree. The unlikely additions accentuate the main routes through the site.
The project was built to have an extreme low energy consumption avarage (EPC 0,46) due to its heating system that recycles energy from the neighboring Rotterdam harbour. In addition to its minimal energy profile, the wood facades that clad the homes’ exteriors are made of hydro thermal treated wood from local European forests.