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.
MINIMALISTIC HOUSE AT OIRSCHOT in Netherlands by Spanjers Architect
October 27th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Spanjers Architect
On a large plot, situated next to a forest, Spanjers Architect designed a modern villa at the end of a long driveway. The use of natural materials (woodand natural stone) combined with white plaster was the initial concept of the architectural design. This house should have a modern appearance and at the same time fit in its for rest surrounding.
The minimalistic house consists of two cuboid shaped volumes, which differ from each other in both material as function. The chosen combination and architecture of these two volume smakesth at they in tensify each other. The can til evers which originate by the positioning of the upper volume create an interestingsensation.
The lower volume, which is partly embedded in the earth by using a split-level, is designed as a minimalistic white plastered box with carefully positioned windows. This volume accomodatesthe ‘public’ spaces of the house, like thekitchen, living room, closed veranda, workingspaceand lounge space. This last provides a subtileconnectionwiththeupper part of the house.
The upper volume, which accomo dates the ‘private’ spaces of the house, is cladded with horizontal parts of Western Red Cedar wood and is positioned right-angled on top of the lower volume. By doing this some interesting can til ever soriginate, which automatically define some exterior spaces. By using multiple window-sizes, which appear to be place dirregularly, this rigid volume gets a playful accent.
The can til evering floor is made of reinforced concrete. The facadesand room dividingwalls are made as a timber frame, to reduce the weight to a minimum. This also speeded up the building proces, since big parts could be prefabricated.
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