House VdB / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten

© Michel Kievits

Architects: Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten
Location: Prinsenbeek,
Client: Private
Project Year: 2004-2008
Photographs: Michel Kievits

Located in the outskirts of the city of Breda, on the edge of the urban and rural zone, this house is provided with great views. The clients preferred a maximum volume on this plot and asked the Dutch architects Grosfeld van der Velde to turn this desire into reality.

floor plan
© Michel Kievits

They designed a house with a square floor plan of 15 x 15 meters, stacked up over 3 levels. The ground floor is raised above the surrounding land, so daylight can enter the half-sunken basement. By lifting the ground floor, the view from the living area of the natural environment is astonishing.

Cite: "House VdB / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten" 25 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>