The neighbourhood’s well-defined green structure gives the individual plot owners greater flexibility in the design of their new houses. The different houses were designed per street and in negotiation with future neighbours. Such arrangements allowed for possibilities such as building on the plot border, adjusting windows from the different plots, building garages together, etc. The rules governing the architecture were limited and basic: The use of more natural materials and prohibiting gutters. In this way, the houses can develop as individual entities within a defined geometrical framework.

Fewer rules give the new landowners
much more freedom to build
the home of their dreams"
Landscape Design
Typology of housing