Freebooter (Residential House) by Giacomo Garziano
2018 - 2019, Golden A' Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Award Winner
Inspiration
Freebooter takes its cue from Dutch maritime history, and in particular to Freebooters, historical figures who assembled freelance sailing teams to take to the high seas in search of adventure and new lands. Freebooter's design was inspired by their courageous spirit, as it explores new realms of design. "The Dutch have always been pioneers and innovators, and have an incredible drive to go for it. So too did the team that built these homes" says Garziano.
Creativity
A triumph of biophilic, home-owner-centric design in Amsterdam GG-loop's first residential project in Amsterdam is meant to set the standards of our future residential projects based on biophilic, home-owner-centric design, energy efficiency, high-quality interior spaces and natural materials.
Design Challenges
The hybrid combination of timber and steel proved to be the most efficient through the whole process. Initial tests with a more typical concrete structure were held in order to compare the 2 solutions. The chosen hybrid system CLT/steel proved to be the most qualitative solution with only 10% more expensive than a generic concrete structure.
Production Technology
A celebration of craftsmanship in contemporary design, this beautifully bespoke two-apartment block harmonises form and function across a meticulously crafted layout. Boasting an eye-catching louvered exterior which is a focal point for the neighborhood, this block opens into a compact interior layout revealing combinations of window features, timber interiors and layered finishes. The picturesque Zeeburgereiland is the perfect backdrop for family living and entertaining, with open-planned organic curves walking through to comfortable living spaces, fostering a sense of well-being and connection to nature.
       
     
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