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H House / Wiel Arets Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 March, 2011
H House / Wiel Arets Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Maastricht, the The Netherlands
  • Architects

    Wiel Arets Architects
  • Design Team

    Satoru Umehara, Harold Herman, Daniel Meier, Dennis Villanueva, Alex Kunnen, Francois Steul
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. Designed for a couple and sited in a hilly suburban area of Maastricht near the Netherlands-Belgium border, the H House was designed for a couple with a strong interest in the arts. The clients formerly occupied a home directly adjacent to the site before appointing Wiel Arets Architects to design what would become their new home, the H House. Individually an actor and a dancer, and dually landscape architects, the owners are able to keep their landscaping skills honed in the formal garden behind the house, which they occasionally open to the public.

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Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

The interior of the home is comparable to that of a loft-like space with a central mezzanine. Adjacent to the main volume of the home, are two independent volumes - the entrance and the bathroom, the latter of which is cantilevered over the ground floor. Terraces define the position and shape of the house, each with its own distinct character. The interior of the house has no structural walls and very few rectangular columns support the structural slabs, each positioned to minimize their impact on the interior space. All other walls, whether internal or external, consist of glass in varying shades of opacity.

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Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

The stair of the house was conceived as an independent sculptural object within this loft-like setting, producing an air of suspense, while simultaneously providing storage. The range of privacy desired by the owners resulted in a series of curtains that can be drawn to casually define‘interior rooms’on both levels of the house. The combination of transparent and opaque glass, as well as the sliding and fixed portions of the façade, create a number of different possible responses to the changing of seasons and patterns of daylight. The house is suffused with richness due to the layering of unadorned space, the transparencies of the material palette and the countless possibilities of spatial compilations.

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Robert John Anderson · July 21, 2012

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Aurélie · January 22, 2012
kavi · April 12, 2011

wonderful job, truly contemporary.

Bathe · April 11, 2011

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ankit meha · April 10, 2011

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José Luis R S · April 09, 2011
Rafael Dalzochio · March 30, 2011

“@mateussz: Bonito ou feio, não interessa. É simples, rápido e funcional. http://t.co/h8pMSBd” eu quero uma dessas! \\o/

Mateus Szomorovszky · March 30, 2011

Bonito ou feio, não interessa. É simples, rápido e funcional. http://bit.ly/egza5v

Zaedrus · March 28, 2011

While I prefer warmer cladding and interior finishes, I applaud the owner and architect for pioneering a new look in the given context. After all, if they waited for the context to catch up to do anything unique, new and interesting, they'd be Indiana.

Robin Gerhart · March 27, 2011

RT @nicholaspatten: H House. http://bit.ly/fuU9hR

Nicholas Patten · March 27, 2011
Jan Hein Plinsinga · March 26, 2011

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S · March 26, 2011

Nice stair case

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