Mitosis - XS

Amsterdam / Netherlands / 2020

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Mitosis is the follow-up of a multi-awarded pilot project completed by GG-loop in 2019: Freebooter, a pair of prefabricated CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) apartments in Amsterdam, wrapped in a parametric timber louvered facade. The building was created using biophilic principles, connecting architecture with nature in order to improve the life quality of the people who use the building. GG-loop’s ambition to bring these qualities to multiple scales has resulted in Mitosis.



The name Mitosis refers to the biological process of a single cell dividing itself into two identical daughter cells. It represents the modularity and the long-term adaptation of the system and serves as a metaphor for a flexible co-living organism where each residential unit coexists in symbiosis with all the others and its environment.



Due to its flexible structure and grid formation, Mitosis is able to host a variety of typologies that are customizable to the resident’s needs. It is applicable to diverse urban scales, ranging from off-grid single family detached houses (30m2 up to a quadruplex 120m2 ) to high density mixed-use urban clusters that incorporate public functions such as education, leisure, wellness and retail. Mitosis generates experiential spaces that respect both the environment and its direct inhabitants, reconnecting both in a balanced ecosystem. By accommodating for all sizes, typologies and performance levels, Mitosis moves beyond the basic concept of sustainable design and shifts towards a design that focuses on producing net-positive impacts on the environment.

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    Mitosis is the follow-up of a multi-awarded pilot project completed by GG-loop in 2019: Freebooter, a pair of prefabricated CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) apartments in Amsterdam, wrapped in a parametric timber louvered facade. The building was created using biophilic principles, connecting architecture with nature in order to improve the life quality of the people who use the building. GG-loop’s ambition to bring these qualities to multiple scales has resulted in Mitosis. The name Mitosis...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work started in 2019
    • Main structure Wood
    • Status Current works
    • Type Urban development plans / Neighbourhoods/settlements/residential parcelling / Landscape/territorial planning / Feasibility Studies / Apartments / Single-family residence / Multi-family residence / Social Housing / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Modular/Prefabricated housing / Urban Renewal / Strategic Urban Plans / Lofts/Penthouses
    • Websitehttps://gg-loop.com/mitosis-xs
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