HOUSING DE LIEFDE
CH. VANDENHOVE, 1988-1993, Da Costakade/Bilderdijkstraat, Amsterdam
This residential complex including a small chapel and youth centre occupies the site of the Neo-Gothic church of that name. The houses, ranged about a modest courtyard publicly accessible through two gateways, are in the well-groomed neoclassicist idiom typical of Vandenhove. Though set amidst 19th-century housing the effect is anything but anachronistic.