January 27, 2023

For a agency with a Paris office, it may well appear as a surprise that Studio Gang did not have a single completed making in continental Europe—until now. Earlier this month, the firm celebrated the opening of Q Residences, a 297,000-sq.-foot apartment complicated in Buitenveldert, a neighborhood in the south of Amsterdam and 1 of the capital’s last yard towns.

The 23-story Quartz, pictured below, is the taller of the two buildings at Q Residences. (Kees Hummel)

Q Residences’ 248 flats are divided among two properties, Quartz and Qube. The most striking aspect of the taller (23-tale) Quartz are staggered white precast concrete balconies that groove and swoosh all over the facade, shading apartments on the lower tales.

The eight-tale Qube is intended to dialogue carefully with the surrounding postwar housing blocks. (Kees Hummel)

The tower is joined via a pedestrian plaza to Qube, its 8-tale neighbor. Qube’s reduce profile, far more classic massing, and neutral shade palette visually url the Q Residences to the surrounding postwar condominium blocks.

Amid its sustainable options are a superior-functionality heating and cooling method, in addition to a collection of photovoltaic roof panels that electricity on website electric powered car or truck charging stations.

Quartz underneath design (Kees Hummel)

“We built Q Residences to fortify residents’ link to every other and to the enough inexperienced areas that define Buitenveldert,” Studio Gang Founding Principal Jeanne Gang reported in a push release. “At ground degree, Qube and Quartz variety a new generous community plaza that delivers individuals together all-around art and landscape. And on Quartz, the balconies migrate in and out of the facade to increase sightlines diagonally in all directions and make it possible for residents to be aspect of the making and in synch with the town and every other at the exact time.”

Qube (Kees Hummel)

The undertaking was created by Kroonenberg Groep in collaboration with NEOO. On the style aspect, Studio Gang labored with neighborhood affiliate architect Rijnboutt as well as interior designer Piet Boon. Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf established the plaza landscaping in collaboration with Deltavormgroep.

“Q Residences is a terrific instance of how to introduce density to Buitenveldert though making use of the principles of the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan [Amsterdam’s General Expansion Plan],” Rijnboutt Innovative Director Frederik Vermeesch explained. “The job provides a superior stage of high quality across all scales, from its urban layout and architectural idea to its supplies and aspects.”

(Kees Hummel)

Studio Gang opened its Paris outpost in 2017. Amid its other current tasks throughout the pond are a facility for the University of Chicago Heart in Paris, which won Honorable Point out in AN’s Finest of Design and style Awards, Unbuilt – Educational Group in 2021 and the renovation of an current developing elaborate in Paris, predicted to full in 2026. And across the English Channel, the business labored on an instruction facility for the Royal College or university of Art’s Battersea South campus.