Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
V36K0809 in Leiden, The Netherlands by pasel kuenzel architects
February 22nd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: pasel kuenzel architects
On a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned Dutch university city of Leiden, emerges one of the biggest urban developments of private-collective dwellings in the Netherlands. In their series of eleven town houses, Rotterdam based architects pasel.künzel architects present yet another exceptional residence. V36K08/09 is the front end of a terrace that is built on a collective parking garage. The residence comprises two separate dwellings for mother and son, including two spacious and hidden patios.
The dark pre-patinated zinc facade with its subtle disposition of seams gives the building a calm but yet spectacular appearance. Looking from the outside, the house appears rather compact and closed – a fortress in the urban tissue. Only by entering the estate through the heavy wooden gate, one gets into an utterly different inner world – an oasis of tranquility, a living space that is generous and open, where inside and outside merge into each other.
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