In Eindhoven, the former industrial zone of wood-processing industry Picus is being transformed in a versatile residential area. Within a relatively small area the buildings of planning area Picus West are reacting on very contrary urban characters. To create unity, the architect chose to synchronize the materials of the buildings: mainly bricks, in vertical brickwork. Diversity has been found in the use of colours and measurements.
A special solution has been made up for the houses that border on the existing district in order to connect them. The houses appear to be semi-detached, but are in reality town houses. These 'twin houses' appear to be detached from the adjacent premises for they shift slightly in relation to each other and in relation to the building-line, due to variation in roof forms, front images and use of colours.