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V23K18 / Pasel.Kuenzel

  • 01:00 - 17 October, 2009
V23K18 / Pasel.Kuenzel
V23K18 / Pasel.Kuenzel

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From the architect. Design for a private house in an urban master plan by MVRDV.

As the plot does not allow for traditional front or back gardens, the design incorporates open-air spaces within the build structure. The open floor plan with its voids generates exciting views inside the volume and enhances the relation between inside and outside spaces. As the wooden facade is vertically extended, the roof provides a hidden garden with a maximum of privacy.

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Robert · March 04, 2010

I'm the owner of this house. The larix wood is specially treated to last at least twenty years without maintenance. Like hj says it will become more grayish over the years, but not everywhere the same because the rain and sun will be different on different parts of the house.

guido · October 26, 2009

tenia que ser holandes

hj · October 19, 2009

don't know what everybody is whining about the maintenance for the wood, do you think they build this when each individual piece had to be treated every 6/7 years. It's supposed to be untreated and age into a slight greyish brown overtime. very nice project, love the shiny metal of the frames around the windows; great contrast with the wood. nice to see they built here after winning the competition.

Tuf-Pak · October 19, 2009

Really nice project for the site. I think all the worry about maintenance is overblown.

Plus it's got a "Slaapkamer", a "Ventialatierooster Garage", and a "Woonkamer". God I love Dutch!

VW · October 18, 2009

very nice - I think that even with even with refinishing ever 6-7 years that this is going to be a maintenance nightmare.

dwi wahyono · October 18, 2009

Perfect design to interior and exterior home

Jennifer Wichard · October 18, 2009

I really like the details, especially the exterior. Very nice job.

Gorgos · October 17, 2009

The building is well detailed and beautiful on itself. Apart from that it also does justice to the street by being on the corner position (the way the wood connects on the corner,the way the windows overlap on both sides of the streets and the abstract wood lines which give the appearance of a volume also on terrace level).

Zoki · October 17, 2009

Beautiful.... for now. I'd hate to be the one in charge of maintenance.

Gorgos · October 17, 2009 10:11 PM

Its cold and wet Holland, not sunny and dry Greece or California. Chances are this wood can last a life time with just adding a protective layer every 6/7 years.


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