Good Affordable Housing

A practical research project by Sputnik, 15 housing associations, subsidized by the ministry of the interior. In 2013 the national policy regarding social housing shifted considerably. According to the new policy, the rent for social houses should be less subsidized and more fit to the income of the tenant.

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nov.’17: Hofbad Tower up for D&B tender

We’ve produced a feasibility study for the Hofbad Toren in The Hague commissioned by housing association Staedion. The resulting model is a highrise with social housing apartments and it is used as a base for the D&B tender.

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7 dec.’17: Bert Karel Deuten lectures at Platform31 conference

On December 7th Bert Karel Deuten lectured about our research project Goed Wonen in een Betaalbare Woning at the conference ‘Betaalbare nieuwbouw, dat doe je zo!’ organized by Platform31. There is a growing demand for affordable housing in The Netherlands. Bert Karel joined the discussion with the panel and the audience to find the answer

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New typology for Dutch refugee centers

Since 2014 we have been working with Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers, COA, on different assignments for refugee housing. We find it a very rewarding job to work on projects to enhance the living circumstances of people in hardship. The general brief for refugee housing is relatively new. In The Netherlands (permanent) refugee centers only exist

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Sputnik’s first built

In 2001 we got our very first commission as Sputnik office. Two pensionados were planning to move from the Randstad to the countryside and had specific ideas about their new home. One of which was that the mother of the lady of the house would move in and have her own quarter inside the house.

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