Superlofts Blok Y, a cooperative housing project in Utrecht designed by Marc Koehler Architects, wins the Private Housing category of the 2018 Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) award for Building of the Year. Designed as an Open Building, Superloft Blok Y forms part of the ongoing Superlofts project, initiated by Marc Koehler Architects (MKA), focused on flexibility, participation and adaptability.
Marc Koehler Architects
Marc Koehler Architects (MKA) is an international design agency founded in 2005 by Dutch architect Marc Koehler. Based in Amsterdam, the practice comprises a multidisciplinary team of 25 architects, designers and engineers.
MKA designs spatial concepts, solutions, and tools that enable people to co-create their living, working, learning or leisure environment, inspiring a more sustainable and creative world. “We try to create valuable connections between buildings and their natural and urban environment, the culture of its users and the latest technical possibilities,” says Koehler. “We aim to improve people’s lives by giving special attention to details in everyday situations and turning them into unique moments, using simple means. Architecture is thus not a luxury product but a creative mindset that can be applied at any spatial scale.”
Currently, MKA is involved in the design of experimental collective housing projects, community buildings, ecological dune houses and urban design studies for self-made cities. Marc holds a Masters in Architecture from the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). MKA’s work has been recognized with the World Architecture Festival Housing Award (Completed Buildings) and Director’s Special Award in 2017 and Dutch Building Award in 2015.
LOCATION: Amsterdam. The Netherlands
LEARN MORE: http://marckoehler.nl/
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