The Open Building offers a bare structure in which homeowners can design and build their dream house. It provides the opportunity to match lifestyle and budget for a variety of user groups and attitudes from ‘do it yourself’ to turn-key luxury. This method facilitates customizable and affordable housing in an urban environment, creating a mixed community. This building model has proven to be highly adaptable to different sites, often pioneering at the urban fringe.
The radically flexible and resilient buildings can be adapted over time to shifting trends and changing behavior through a radical separation of support and fit-out systems. The robust bare framework facilitates various interior designs making the building future proof for different occupants over time.
Superlofts is based on a Cooperative Development Model allowing homeowners to meet each other way before the start of the construction process, forming a community and creating a strong bond. This model puts homeowners as co-creators, at the center of the decision-making process giving them real influence over the ‘design & build’ process resulting in uniquely crafted spaces, cost- and energy-efficient buildings.
We connect inhabitants, activating social well-being and providing a platform for exchanging ideas and inspiration. The flexibility of the open framework creates an opportunity to add common spaces or shared facilities at minimal cost, resulting in small vertical villages. Creating a sense of communal urban living while providing every homeowner with a unique chance to build a tailor-made space. Superlofts is currently active with eight projects in the Netherlands. And exploring several sites abroad.