- Location:ROTTERDAM / THE NETHERLANDS
- Project Type:SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE
- Year:2005 – 2008
21 building plots have been assigned for private development on a spit of land in the former Rotterdam harbour area. Within a number of fixed architectural guidelines, a huge diversity of properties is being built. The design for the house on plot 7 is intended to demonstrate that maximum contrast can be achieved using minimum means. The design is discreet and deviates from the other houses, which incorporate a wide variety of forms and materials. In addition, the layout is intended to be flexible. The design of the façade is, therefore, abstract and not a translation of specific interior components. This abstraction is carried through as far as possible by avoiding particular details and elements that make the scale immediately apparent. The design strives to allow its generous approach to space to be the principle quality of the building. This is interpreted in the shell by means of high ceilings, large openings in the façade, and the absence of structural elements on the interior.