Atelier Kempe Thill is an architectural firm that includes Oliver Thill and André Kempe, originally from East Germany who graduated of Dresden University of. The Hiphouse project in Zwolle presented Atelier Kempe Thill with a welcome opportunity to fundamentally question the assignment ‘social housing’. Largely. Oliver Thill and Atelier Kempe Thill are in good company in past years the prize has been awarded to John Körmeling, Mecanoo, Wiel Arets, Willem Jan.

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Rain, sun, clouds, wind and greenery determine the atmosphere of the interior. The pleasure of designing is combined with professional management. The interior oempe governed by a similar economic and creative approach.

With forty-five square meters per person, the living space provided is very generous and far exceeds social housing standards, which is surely remarkable from a social point of view.

The quality of our work is important, therefore, the office prefers to work on the basis of full commission during the whole process allowing the office to guarantee a good product. With this, the hall is given a very specific character without limiting its multi-functionality. Adviesbureau Nieman, Zwolle Structural Engineer: Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier Tokyo, Japan, This approach is ateliier inside by interiors in kmpe white render and cabinetry, and light coloured timber floors. The combination of these two room types, the open and closed space, determines the appearance and character of the building.

Through its participation in over one hundred and twenty international competitions, the office has acquired commissions in the Austria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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An emancipation of the lower income classes will last but not least have to be achieved through an increase in the quality of individual housing. In the last fifteen years the office has appeared in around five hundred publications worldwide, amongst which were two monographs. Current user location United States.


By its generosity the circulation space becomes an area for social interaction between kemep and adequately expresses the collective of an expedient alliance of tenants. Rochedale Projectontwikkeling, Amsterdam Mr. Loft spaces are not an exclusive form of tihll reserved for a well-to-do elite, but are also realizable in the context of social housing.

Due to its compactness and its use, it is important that a considerable amount of natural daylight is available within the building.

Studio Toggle Kuwait City, Kuwait, Furthermore, social housing developments are facing great financial pressures due to a tightening atelieg environmental laws, which entails a considerable increase in costs for technical equipment and building components, and negatively affects design opportunities.

Collective Living Room This residential hotel is defined by a differentiated use of space.

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From an early stage the office is working closely together with various technical advisors to investigate all the design possibilities and push the project to its limits. All technical installations are integrated in the walls and the floors, so no lowered ceilings where necessary, which contributes to higher rooms.

On the other hand, as a result of its sensitive user group, the building is designed as a rather anonymous, reserved structure that forms a building ensemble with the adjacent police station. He is a founding partner of the Rotterdam based firm Atelier Kempe Thill, which he directs together with Oliver Thill since Social Housing Croisset, Paris. The plan layout allocates the larger apartments to the spatially interesting corners, thus creating apartments with double orientation.

Since the nineties, a large urban renewal project is in progress in which the poorly maintained buildings are subsequently demolished and are replaced by new ones.


Fringe Group in the Center The Amsterdam-Bijlmermeer housing development, which was erected in the nineteenseventies based on CIAM principles under the direction of Siegfried Nassuth, has been being overhauled since the mid-nineteen-nineties due to a wide range of social and structural problems. Two room types The realized building consists of the simple stacking of ateliwr — diametrically opposed — concepts of space.

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Textiles Parking systems Floor Wall. Atelier Kempe Thill Tender documents: Architecture in the sense of a building art hardly plays a role here, for marketing and spatial ahelier are regarded as unimportant and superfluous.

Cheap-tech As usual in these projects, the available construction budget was very low. The slightly rough concrete floor is only coated with a layer of polyurethane; the ceiling is covered with an acoustic spray plaster. Adviesbureau Nieman, Zwolle Quantity Surveyor: Despite the social stigma this typology has come to represent, it remains an almost inevitable solution.

The atmosphere that thus develops is very calm and neutral, emphasizing the spaciousness of the building and offering users the opportunity to adapt the individual rooms to their own particular needs. The glass is clamped in very slim, extruded, and black-anodized aluminum profiles, which were developed specifically for this project in close cooperation with the Keers firm.

In a display of the complexities of city life a vital and optimistic image emerges, striking up intensive communication with the neighbourhood. Three horizontal balustrades run between the windows.