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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Studio Schoot in Oirschot, Netherlands by Diederendirrix Architects

 
December 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

Studio Schoot lies in a green setting on the edge of the village of Oirschot. By placing most of the communal areas on the first floor, maximum advantage is taken of the panoramic view of the church tower of Oirschot to the front and the sport fields to the back. The use of apertures and open connections creates interesting sight lines and relationships which emphasize the spacious character of the building.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

The contrast between the panoramic view to the north-south direction and the orientation of the building to the east-west direction is clearly evident in the facade. In the front and back elevations emphasis is placed on the horizontal and transparent, whilst the smaller openings in the side walls afford mutual privacy between offices.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

The ‘catwalk’ forms the middle point of the building. The central hall, running from front to back, connects all of the activities in the building and, via open stairs with space on all sides, creates a link to the first floor. Large sliding walls mark the front entrance and secure the building at night. The wood used to clad the facades will turn grey over time.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

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