Design BARBIZON, the residential complex of the future

BARBIZON, the residential complex of the future

Giulia Guido

The Dutch studio AEMSEN, founded by Judith and Jasper Jägers and specialized in the construction of modern and technological buildings and urban spaces, has distorted the traditional concept of a residential complex with the BARBIZON project. 

Designed for Barbizonlaan, a street in Capelle aan den IJssel in the Netherlands, BARBIZON is a true modular complex offering low environmental impact living spaces at an affordable price. 

Being modular, therefore formed by interchangeable modules, BARBIZON is potentially reproducible in any place in the world, but the one designed for Capelle aan den IJssel, however, consists of 112 apartments and 16 different types of housing ranging from 45 to 120 square meters. The position of the blocks is variable and this makes it possible to build common spaces, both closed and open, and terraces and greenhouses in which to include and place green spaces and different types of plants. In this regard, Jasper Jägers said: thanks to the modular design and construction with prefabricated modules made of CLT (cross laminated timber), it is possible to restore the balance between city and nature.

All modules are made of wood, a lighter material than those usually used, making construction easier and faster, and with good insulation properties. 

BARBIZON is the proposal of AEMSEN architects for the future of the house. 

Written by Giulia Guido
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