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.
House Like Garden in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Marc Koehler Architects
May 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Marc Koehler Architects
The 140m2 house is located on a small plot in IJburg; a recently developed suburb of the city of Amsterdam. The house is designed as a vertical garden giving space to flora and fauna to grow in a densely urbanized area. Closed private spaces contrast with open collective spaces, that seem to have been ‘carved out’ from the solid volume as a continuous transparent void. In this way the interior space is visually and physically connected to the street, the garden and roof terraces.
Outdoor and indoor spaces become one and natural daylight flows into the interior. Three bedrooms, a small bathroom, WC and a ‘multipurpose hall’ are situated on the ground floor whereas the first floor remains completely open for living, cooking and eating, flooded with daylight. The multipurpose hall on the ground floor is much more than just an enter zone. Storage and service spaces are invisibly integrated in the thick walls keeping the living spaces as open, transparent and flexible as possible.
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