Almere, Holland- the incredible story of self building

http://www.selfbuildportal.org.uk/latest-news/12-news-archive/80-visit-to-dutch-self-build-project-offers-much-to-learn

The city is not developed by architects or designers, but by the future users, who themselves research and implement unique ideas of their perfect structure to call home. The size of the city it to eventually reach the size of Amsterdam. What has been implemented however is that green areas and water will not be compromised by density and overbuilding on the land. Extraordinary area where certain basic rules have to be fallowed and gave birth to a driven, energetic community full of variety, sizes, colors and expressions of imaginative dreams. The emphasis is on individuality, and freedom, since you have the chance to choose the width of your plot, the depth however is set in stone by the regulation. The freedom of esthetics, materials are government only by the understanding that there should be equal opportunity for everyone to have their own home.

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