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Sluishuis housing block by BIG and Barcode Architects cantilevered over IJ lake

Dezeen Agenda newsletter features cantilevered housing by BIG and Barcode Architects

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features a cantilevered housing block in Amsterdam by BIG and Barcode Architects. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

Danish studio BIG and Dutch studio Barcode Architects designed the angular Sluishuis housing block above the IJ lake in Amsterdam's IJburg district.

Built on an artificial island, the distinctive housing development – which was described by the architects as a "new landmark" for the neighbourhood –  surrounds an internal harbour with a double cantilever that forms a gateway from the lake.

Front facade of Seabreeze by RX Architects
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Other stories in this week's newsletter include the longlist for 2022's RIBA House of the Year award, news of a Finnish "sand battery" that provides a low-cost and low-emissions way to store renewable energy and Kengo Kuma's first residential tower in the US.

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