Natural passive housing in the Lange Bretten of Amsterdam

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This graduation project focuses on the architectural design of a passive and nature inclusive housing complex in the Lange Bretten, a natural area in Amsterdam-West. The complex offers a temporary home for the growing group of economic homeless of Amsterdam. The design goals for this type of housing include the symbiosis between these residents and the natural environment of the Lange Bretten, the use of nature’s elements (the air, earth, water and light) in passive techniques and the improvement of the natural and recreational quality of the Lange Bretten. The research paper focuses on the last two goals in particular.