Las Palmas Parasite | Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten

Architects: Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten
Location Rotterdam, Netherlands
Year: 2001
Concept: Prefabrication Timber, CLT Construction
Photos by Anne Bousema, Errol Sawyer, Daniel Nicholas, Rein Korteknie, Christian Kahl

Las Palmas Parasite, which stands for Prototypes for Advanced Ready-made Amphibious Small-scale Individual Temporary Ecological dwelling, was intended to combine dwelling construction and prefabrication technology. For this reason, assembly of the solid laminated timber panels made of European softwood on-site only took a few days. Constructed from CLT, it was the first building in the Netherlands utilising this type of material as a building system. For this reason, the interior surfaces were left exposed, allowing visitors to see the CLT application. The CLT was not directly utilised as a structural component and depends on the support of the concrete elevator shaft that it sits on, hence the name parasite. 

Architect Mechthild Stuhlmacher from Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten will be giving an open lecture for Touching Cellulose on the 16th of September at 16:45.

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