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 Baetens in ELST, The Netherlands by JagerJanssen architecten BNA
June 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: JagerJanssen architecten BNA
The intersection of a planned green strip and an existing avenue provide an architectural opportunity for this a two-storey dwelling. The first floor appears to be cumbersome and heavy materialised: dark bricks with continuous seams result in an abstract rugged character. The second floor will be a wooden shaft: lighter in colour, weight and design.
The cooking ilse is lit by a translucent plane. The kitchen appliciances are integrated in the adjacent wall.
Plinth, Daylightstrip and Monolith
The plinth of the building is heavy, due to it’s wild bond masonry with retreating seams. A continuous daylightstrip separates the base from the monolithic trespa toploor.
Perpendicular to the groundloor central axis, a lineair staircase connects to the second loor . The orientation of the top loor vestibule is crosswise, thus maximizing the spatial perception of the dwelling. Ascending the staircase, one walks towards the light.
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