Kruidenbuurt Year: 2020 | Location: Eindhoven, Kruidenbuurt | Status: Build | Client: Sint Trudo | Size: 1150 m² Designers: Tim Kouthoofd, Piotr Szczesniak
Kruidenbuurt, is a large neighbourhood in Eindhoven. Since 2003, Sint Trudo, housing cooperation is transforming the area. For stage 4 of the transformation, Trudo has selected multiple architects to generate a diverse street facade by varying facades and housing types. Bygg Architecture & Design is one of the selected offices. The assignment for the selected offices was to design a variation in the street line within the framework of the master plan. The prospect buyers choose a plot, a housing type, and façade design from the catalog, containing all types and facades variations.
Bygg Architecture & Design has designed two types and one so-called “special”, a house on the unregular plot.
The type “Nutmeg” is a design inspired by traditional architecture with an interpretation of the Amsterdam vertically sliding window as a base, which is applied into triptych and scaled to a floor-to-ceiling element.
The type “Coriander” has a contemporary design, in which a harmonious composition has been made of narrow and wide window frames, with a difference of depth in relation to the outer line of the facade. This creates a playful vista of sky reflections and shadows in the window openings.