The original plan for ‘Bos en Lommer’ was a meeting of classical notions on architecture and the modern ideal of 'air, light and space'. An important aspect of redeveloping the southern part of the Kolenkit neighbourhood, a part of Bos en Lommer, is the continuity of its distinct urban fabric with leafy streets and articulated slab buildings. The first plan for this area consists of six buildings arranged around a communal garden and courtyard. Under the courtyard and the dwellings lies a semi-underground car park. Characteristic elements in the existing neighbourhood influence the architectural details. Floor-to-ceiling windows generate a neutral rhythm for the facade. A rich variety of dwelling types is subordinate to the appearance of the building as a whole. The design of the plinths, roof overhang, balconies and porched entrances ensures a dynamic appearance. The balustrades in the street facade feature a pattern that matches the Amsterdam tradition of oriental motifs in ornamentation.