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House Bierings / Rocha Tombal Architecten

  • 00:00 - 5 October, 2009
House Bierings / Rocha Tombal Architecten
House Bierings / Rocha Tombal Architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
  • Project Team

    Iwona Wozniakowska, Enrique Otero Neira, Elena Cabrera Vacas
  • Client

    Fam. De Haas-Bierings
  • Construction

    Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft bv
  • Contractor

    Aannemingsbedrijf de Hek bv, Giessen/Oudekerk
  • Budget

    $1,716 Euro/sqm
  • Area

    239.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. From a basic form, defined by the municipal urban plan, sculptural “eyes” emerge with direct views to the varied countryside landscape. The form and orientation of the building avoid visual contact with the adjacent houses: at the ground floor the angled ceiling of the kitchen accentuates the intensive contact with the garden. On the first floor, the different shaped openings in the roof and façade offer, like “fingers of light”, varied daylight experiences.

The routing through the house starts in the hall, a section of the ground floor volume. After experiencing the entrance area and passing the gigantic pivoted door, the visitor arrives at the “heart of the house”, the kitchen. Here he looks through the big glass wall straight into the garden, which suggests being outside again. Behind him, the stair cuts a wooden wall inviting to follow the route towards the first floor. Its angled form and extreme proportions (small and high) and the daylight entering from the ceiling, offer the feeling of walking in a medieval street.

At the end of it he discovers the living room, a quiet, north-lighted attic space, from which a big opening exposes the surrounding green like in a framed painting.

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43 Comments

zero · September 23, 2014

I thinkt that the form of house is much interesting, each volume seems to have a good proportion. And inside of the house some how it looks like a white cube in museum, but I did feel that the natural lighting and verious windows can be pretty cool for users of it.

ZERO · September 23, 2014

I thinkt that the form of house is much interesting, each volume seems to have a good proportion. And inside of the house some how I looks like a white cube in museum, but I did feel that the natural lighting and verious windows can be pretty cool for users of it.

Gloriana Rada · July 03, 2012

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knoertz · June 07, 2012

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maia · May 14, 2012

how can i find this house on the map? what street is it on?

S. · May 26, 2011

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Yanan Liu · May 13, 2011

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Yanan Liu · May 13, 2011

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Yanan Liu · May 13, 2011

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Martin · June 26, 2010

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robert · March 11, 2010

My guess for the detailing : very traditional house underneath a wooden skin that is standing in free air. That is; the wood only touches the actual moisture proofing on some chosen points, and thus get's aired out pretty well.

architetende · March 11, 2010

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nice house!

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marianne amodio · January 09, 2010

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Rouan · December 08, 2009

gorgeous, love the crisp lines and silhouette-like nature of the house with the clouds behind. Awesome detailing, tried looking for gutters but really well disguised. Where the heck does the water go though? im guessing the gutter line is visible through the window but thats one damn fiddly detail, waterproofing mustve been a bitch. Epic house nonetheless, wouldnt work here in South Africa

Al · October 24, 2009

It's very pure. Nice details. A house, piece of sculpture. But sculptural masterpiece of that excellent kind isolates itself from the real material world and everyday life. It might not suit for living, it mostly is for being. I prefel some warmer house.

Vitaliy Alt · October 11, 2009

Fashions, it is similar to the sea lavatory basin washed ashore. Very beautiful.

Julie · October 09, 2009

I would love to know how those bookshelves are engineered to carry so much weight!

g0o0z · October 06, 2009

.Agradable revestimiento exterior de madera, un detalle hermoso de la casa, es lo que más me agrado, no tanto así el interior, sin embargo, de tener unas buenas aberturas de iluminación bien logradas

Ill · October 06, 2009

a strange memory of Japan seems to fly around

PB · October 06, 2009

looks neat, but rather cold. I wish it was warmer and more human, it's a little institutional.

harry · October 06, 2009

To me it's looks like to chilly

arnold · October 06, 2009

very impressive modern architecture (exterior) forms. Maybe (in my opinion) here's to much come out forms from the main house structure, but novelty of this arch.decision is taking me admire of it.

Interior looks a bit like "museum" of living spaces :-). conceptual minimalizm, but without life. Machine for living (or smth, how Le Corbusier said once..).

Terry Glenn Phipps · October 06, 2009

It must be nice to have a house this full of light in the Netherlands. From what they have shown it looks like an excellent adaptation to the building code without sacrificing an interesting parti and privacy in the fenestration. That cannot have been easy to reconcile.

Terry Glenn Phipps

Andrew Geber · October 06, 2009

great stuff

oscar falcón lara · October 06, 2009

Oh wow, so absolutely Cool!, simplistic yet quite complex, quirky and elegant I love it!

Oflodor · October 05, 2009

I love the interiors and how the light enters to them.

Joel · October 05, 2009

Superb Architectural DETAIL gives SMALL HOUSE big bang. Vertical wood siding climbs exterior neatly! Interior design has as much pizazz as the outside. Overall a succinct and original piece of art in the form of a home! Can I have a duplicate for my yard, please?

pathos · October 05, 2009

I can appreciate the rigor and the discipline with which the house was detailed (I know how difficult it is to achieve this simplistic minimal look!) Love the warm wood venners, not so much the white floors, and they could really benefit from an Interior Designer. Very interesting exterior form and floor plan. Well done!

clint eastwood · October 05, 2009

... the proper wood, properly managed (tecnicaly)can last for at least 50+ // se no problem here... everything nice & clean, from concept2realisation, good attention to detail - unless somebody burns it down

i'd just add some colors, graphics... hmm... owner has a nice place for ... hmmm ... enjoying art :)

z99 · October 05, 2009

it feels inviting

amonle · October 05, 2009

O wow - it's actually a house! ... love it

ron brenner · October 05, 2009

This house is very drammatic. The zero detail edges and those pop outs make this house plan very striking. But boy is this thing going to weather poorly! All those surfaces so exposed.

Arthur Francisco · October 05, 2009

Why do the doors open to the hallways?

Mie · October 05, 2009

simply is nice:) but i don't like only white...

wilber · October 05, 2009

funny shape ) and exterior wall finishing is pretty cool!

kevin · October 05, 2009

looks really great, love that wood. I m just a bit worried about how the wood will change its surface over the years as
the surfaces will be stressed differently by the wind and weather.

2MACoff · October 05, 2009

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Ewelina · October 06, 2009 06:16 AM

Well done Iwona and team :) congrats!

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