CLAUS EN KAAN, 1991-1993, Landsteinerlaan, Groningen
Claus en Kaan
Newcomers to a sixties residential estate on a triangular site are these two elegant rows of houses by Claus & Kaan -three small blocks of gallery flats for the elderly along the northedge of the triangle and four of six single-family houses each along the south edge. The four storeys of the three old-age blocks contain successively five, three and four units. Each block of single-family houses is divided into two rows of three units over two storeys. The double-height brick wall of the front facade continues between the blocks, which are separated by narrow living-streets, as a low garden wall to enclose a patio-like communal garden.