In the Netherlands the perfect development area doesn’t exist, we need to find perfection in the factors that are available. Making use of what is there brings out the most surprising results. At the development area of the Dorpshaven in Aalsmeer an unstable soil and abundance of water couldn’t be more challenging. We decided to make to most of what was available. The rectangular layout of these wetlands where used to differentiate the various houses. The result is a unique living environment where very different houses are directly linked to the water.