Persoonshaven Urban Housing, Rotterdam



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van der Heijden, H. (2021). Persoonshaven Urban Housing, Rotterdam. Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, (2), 251–260.


The social housing project at Persoonshaven in the Feijenoord district of Rotterdam in the Netherlands provides an adaptation of a common late 19th-century speculative house type. The changes in its appearance, spatial organization, details and structure result from standardized contemporary Dutch construction techniques and current regulations and spatial standards. The house types and building methods will be described in the context of Martin Steinmann’s characterization of traditionalist design as practiced by the Danish architect Kay Fisker.


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