The Hague By: Returning the Screw
The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) in the Ypenburg residential district in The Hague sits on a large, expandable site. The NFI building employs alternating dark and sea green glass in varying setbacks. Designed by Claus en Kaan Architecten, the structure separates its functions into two parts: the cellular offices are on one side and the laboratories on the other. “The building as a whole is a steel box, which has been cut open and seems to accommodate a glass volume”. The laboratories inside the building are unique in that they are adaptable in size, and therefore can be used in many different ways.
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