Together with the experts from De Mar, KAW, and Reimarkt, we faced housing corporation Stadlanders challenge ‘The Housing Transition Hackathon’ and won the first prize! The jury praised our ‘Matchbox’ house extension concept for its smart solutions. They especially appreciated the circular approach, enabling the re-use of the box. The high residual value makes it an affordable extension.
Stadlander, a Dutch housing corporation based in Brabant, organized this challenge to tackle two major social issues: reduce energy consumption to zero in combination with an increase in living standard. Their Brief: design an affordable and flexible extension on ground floor level that doesn’t interfere with the renovation solutions for less than €9.999,-.
Our experienced team, with expertise in design, architecture and building technology, faced the challenge. We developed a simple box that’s made of smart materials and solutions that can be connected to average houses easily and disassembled at a later stage. The residents can transform the extra available space as they wish; one room or a bedroom in combination with a bathroom or kitchen on ground floor level. In close collaboration, we carefully chose materials and worked on connections and other details.
Matchbox is another example of a successful concept when joining forces with experts from different fields. ‘Connecting the dots between people, technology, and business.’