“De Realiteit”, Temporary Living, 17 Houses in Almere

“De Realiteit”, Temporary Living, 17 Houses in Almere … After so many years, you can still admire these 17 houses on the south bank of the Noorderplassen in Almere (The Netherlands).

Why “De Realiteit”? 17 architects built them 35 years ago. At this time, a competition was organized, the purpose was: build a house for “Temporary Living”. The place where Almere is situated is a polder, 5 meter below sea level and a dyke protects the city from sea floods. If the dyke breaks, the houses would survive the flood and the inhabitants would be able to stay some time inside.
35 years later, there is still no flood, the houses for Temporary Living still exist and some people still live inside. A photograph pays attention to these “De Realiteit” 17 Houses for Temporary Living because of their architecture, their design and their colors. I made the photos in the middle of the afternoon and, at this time, the brightness was very good. The result is that I could highlight the bright colors.

Look at the photos. First I took pictures from the street between the houses, then I took pictures from the backside.

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More info: http://www.derealiteit.com/

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