Winner of the 2021 ARCC Book Award

Complex Housing introduces an architectural type called complex housing, common to the Netherlands and found in other Northern European countries. Eight fully illustrated case studies show successful approaches to designing for density, which reflect values such as long-term planning, a right to housing, and access to light and air. The case studies demonstrate a wide range of applications including a mixture of urban and suburban sites, various numbers of dwelling units, low- to high-density approaches, different architectural styles, and organizational strategies that can be adopted in projects elsewhere. More than 350 color images.

chapter |22 pages


chapter 1|23 pages

Analyzing Complex Housing: Typology

chapter 2|16 pages

De Muzen

chapter 3|21 pages


chapter 4|23 pages

De Zilvervloot

chapter 5|21 pages


chapter 6|16 pages

De Beeklaan

chapter 7|16 pages

De Opgang

chapter 8|23 pages

La Grande Cour

chapter 9|16 pages


chapter 10|40 pages

Design Principles for Complex Housing

chapter 11|15 pages