Block 62 IJburg
The island of IJburg on the eastern outskirts of Amsterdam has a fairly neutral urban development plan, in which each of the approximately seventy blocks has its own character. Block 62 is one of the few blocks composed solely of low-rise buildings: it consists of 96 ground-oriented, owner-occupied dwellings. They have allied individual freedom for the occupants with a very urban design. A city canal runs straight through the block, and makes a bend in the middle. A considerable number of houses have direct access to the water via their own jetty: you literally step from your living room into your boat.