Jacques Perkstraat



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Homes as an urban roof (Kasbah housing complex)

Designers: Piet Blom

A wonderful chaos, vitality and a whole range of opportunities to bump into someone for once. Piet Blom was one of the most impassioned propagandists of such a living environment. In the De Kasbah neighbourhood in Hengelo he realised his ideal. The housing stands on pillars above the ground, and beneath this there is a collective space where urban and community life can evolve and flourish. With his ideas about ‘homes as an urban roof’, Blom was taking a stand against the rigid separation of functions and the belief in rationality which had determined the structure of the early post-war residential districts.


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