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.
Office De Nijs in Warmenhuizen, The Netherlands by LEVS ARCHITECTEN
October 18th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: LEVS ARCHITECTEN
In accord with the philosophy of contractor De Nijs, LEVS produced a pure design, with the kind of detailed craftsmanship that only De Nijs dares to take up, and with wooden window frames that embody the contracting company’s own clarity and robustness.
Inside the corridor that connects the old and new offices, wall and window have changed places; a closed wall floats above the floor, where light enters through low windows. This turns the hallway into a gallery where visitors can see De Nijs’s recent projects. Two remarkable windows in the corridor lighten the hallways of the new pavilions.
The pavilions’ wooden facade rests on a corten steel frame, which partially submerges in a green mount. Amidst the wild grasses that cover the rooftops, and hidden inside a corten steel sculpture, stands an air-cooled heat-pump.
One of the pavilions facilitates De Nijs and their partners with ample space to work on BIM-projects. The other pavilion has become the office’s new administrative center. The new pavilions thereby free the old site to concentrate on the company’s primary focus: building. Centrally located meeting-rooms enable efficient interactions and reflect the integral approach of today’s building practices.
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