open building, circular, timber structures, residential, community facility, private house, building collective, participation, refurbishment, research
We care about designing buildings that are capable of accommodating diversity in use as well as future changes. This provides home-owners and users leeway and it extends the lifespan of buildings. We work according to the "open building" principles as much as possible. The concept of open building advocates a clear distinction between permanent and changeable parts in a building. It implies taking into account differences in lifespan of building components and separating elements with different life cycles. The trick is to ensure that elements with a shorter lifespan do not determine the overall life of the building.