The city of Amsterdam is designed according to a master plan, where everything is conceived as part of an overall structure. However, a more ad-hoc approach to planning can foster more intimate relationships to the physical environment.
This proposal aims to make overlooked spaces more habitable and is for a residential building in the Rembrandtpark in Amsterdam-West.
There is a dominant tendency in Dutch city planning to preserve nature; at the same time most people would like to live in natural surroundings. This design overhauls top-down planning approaches that have lead to outcomes such as the brutal asphalt road that currently rampages trough the Rembrandtpark. This design proposes a new way to inhabit the park. It envisions new methods for benefitting from the park qualities and proposes an essential redesign of its routing.