BUILDINGS IN AMSTERDAM
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Louis Armstrongstraat e.o., Amsterdam
PUBLICATIONS:de Architect 1991-9; K. Somer - Mecanoo, architecten, 1995
Here 380 houses are packed together in a garden village ambience, separated from the surroundings by a five-storey apartment block and a quartet of residential towers. The tooth-and-gap disposition of dwellings on the north side is refreshing visually if detrimental to sunlighting in places. The facades sport brick plinths below rendering in various shades; jutting bays add a vertical touch.