The Smidstraat housing scheme is part of a restructuring of the elderly housing facilities along the Oude Vlietweg in Rijnsburg, anticipating on recent chances in the national health policies. One of the main focal point is making a functional and programmatical difference in housing between people who need special care and those who are easily capable of living independent. By designing two small adjacent building volumes instead of one big block the sites is gaining urban transparency.
At the Smidstraat 27 apartments have been organized in a four storey building block designed back-to-back with a central corridor. This corridor gives access to the all apartments and provides daylight coming in from different sides.