24-03-06 // THE PYRAMID

To create an interior one usually needs 4 walls and 1 roof. But when you create an interior space in the shape of a pyramid, you just need 3 walls – but no roof. That advantage was used for the entry to the design competition for a simple house in Almere. The building can be produced very cheaply out of precast concrete elements and can be erected in just a few hours, almost like a concrete tent. The entire building has a total floor space of 50m2.

Title: The Pyramid
Project: International Design Competition for a Simple House
Date: March 2006
Type: International Design Competition
Location: Almere, the Netherlands
Programme: Housing
Surface: 50m2
Status: Competition
Team: Bernd Upmeyer