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House Like Village / Marc Koehler Architects

  • 01:00 - 15 June, 2012
House Like Village / Marc Koehler Architects
House Like Village / Marc Koehler Architects, ©  Marcel van der Burg
©  Marcel van der Burg

©  Marcel van der Burg ©  Marcel van der Burg ©  Marcel van der Burg ©  Marcel van der Burg +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ámsterdam, Países Bajos
  • Architects

    Marc Koehler Architects
  • Project Team

    Marc Koehler, Miriam Tocino, Anna Szczurek, Maarten Verhelst
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Loft conversión

“House like village” is located in an old harbour cantina at the KNSM-island in Amsterdam, which was transformed into a residential building some years ago. Located on Levantplein square, and with totally glazed facades on both sides of the loft, it has great views over the water.

©  Marcel van der Burg
©  Marcel van der Burg

House like village

The way in which the (vast) space is divided, has the characteristics of a settlement; ‘a group of small houses inside the house’. Small streets emerge as multifunctional living spaces for the more spontaneous, footloose activities of playing, partying, washing and working. 

©  Marcel van der Burg
©  Marcel van der Burg

In contrast the house-like volumes contain less mobile activities such as the bedrooms and bathroom and storage. by compressing certain spaces (like bedroom) open spaces expand. The streets also carry daylight right into the heart of the house and provide great views outwards. The open space can be ‘colonized’ in the future, constructing extra volumes, when the family expands.

©  Marcel van der Burg
©  Marcel van der Burg

Domestic rituals

The clients, a young couple awaiting the birth of their first child, were exceptionally closely involved in the design process. Because of the chemistry between the clients and us, we were allowed to research and discuss the ways the clients lived in great depth.

To fully comprehend the clients behaviour and use of their livings pace they were each to describe a perfect day in their ideal house. Then we mapped their personal belongings and domestic rituals. This resulted in a spatial frame of ‘thick walls’ that double–functions as storage space and load bearing structure. The daily rituals of things like dressing up or ironing cloths are supported by closets and cupboards hidden in the walls. The open spaces (streets) temporary are occupied with these activities.

Plan 01
Plan 01

Double use of space

The upper level adds another layer of activities to the program. Here activities like dining, cooking and office work are located on ‘roof terraces’. They are more intimate and private compared to the large open living room. The rooftops maximize the functionality of the space, without comprising the sense of open space.

©  Marcel van der Burg
©  Marcel van der Burg
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Christian A Held · July 04, 2012

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Excentrico Amauta · June 22, 2012

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Sick! · June 17, 2012

alguien regaleme un galpon :( http://t.co/8FbdorCk

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Amada · June 16, 2012

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pani_m · June 16, 2012

More extreme version of this concept would be House K by Takagi.
This one is lovely though, well thought.

Erik Buijs · June 16, 2012

tipt: huis als dorp..in Amsterdam http://t.co/ONf7ELPo

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onat öktem · June 16, 2012

house like village - cool like hell. congrats marc and the team. cool concept with a beautiful execution!!!

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