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V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel

  • 01:00 - 23 February, 2010
V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel
V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +21

From the architect. Up until recently it was rather uncommon in the Netherlands for non-professionals to develop private housing projects in an inner city context. In times of crisis however, the present Dutch government strives to put an end to this tradition by stimulating private investments in urban agglomerations. According to a Charta of the Ministry of Housing and Spatial Planning, one third of all new housing developments in the Netherlands must be developed by private clients.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

The development of the former slaughterhouse area in the historical city centre of Leiden, the Netherlands’ oldest university town, is the biggest and the most representative example of its kind.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

The remarkable house V21K01 of pasel.kuenzel architects is located on the edge of the historical city and is a new interpretation of the classical Dutch housing typology of the 19th century.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

The skilfully detailed façade made from anthracite pre-patinated zinc, echoes the brick facades of the neighbouring buildings in a confident and contemporary way, without neglecting neither the scale nor the craftsmanship of its historical ancestors.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

V21K01 is composed of two utterly different stories that allow reading the daily routine of the clients from the outside and that is crowned by a royal roof-deck.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

Whereas the rather closed and intimate ground floor contains a specific sequence of spaces, the first floor is designed as a more generic space, a real Bel-Etage with a floor-to-ceiling glazed façade! The adjacent existing façades of the neighbouring buildings serve as visual limitations of the space itself and place the house in a very direct way in its historical context.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

Finally the generous roof terrace crowns the house and establishes a stunning visual link above the rooftops between the building and the towers and windmills of Leidens’ historical centre.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
Cite: "V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel" 23 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/50563/v21k01-pasel-kuenzel/>
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16 Comments

KDS · November 13, 2010

Kuenzel definitely has a signature look, no?

http://www.designboom.com/webl...

eili · October 29, 2010

kuenzel really has potential.
love those dutch !!!

u · March 17, 2010

what is so interesting about this..?
waste of time

nindya · February 25, 2010

this guy gets the essential thing from their building & its neighbourhood.

JN · February 25, 2010 07:01 PM

What do you mean? Think out of the Box?

Glauco Tonon · February 25, 2010

gostei do desenho: V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://tinyurl.com/ydu4p8s #arq

Home Decor News · February 25, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://bit.ly/9qXa76

Home Decor News · February 24, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://bit.ly/aNkhjI

Home Decor News · February 24, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://bit.ly/9Lrsx8

Peter Driessen · February 24, 2010

nice dutch #architecture: http://bit.ly/c9KY7n

zoque · February 24, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://bit.ly/adRmEa

erik · February 24, 2010

heel mooi. veel daglicht. niet gewoon baksteen zoals de rest van nederland. de foto's zijn ook erg goed. geen hobbyisten

igor · February 24, 2010 10:53 PM

As you said.

khaled Noubani · February 24, 2010

RT @archdaily: V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://archdai.ly/9aXDAv

Home Decor News · February 24, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://bit.ly/bQx7gl

Architecture+Molding · February 24, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel: © Marcel van der Burg
Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: Leiden, The Netherlan... http://bit.ly/aos4yd

Actualizacion FEEDS · February 24, 2010

ArchDaily: V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel http://bit.ly/d0KsNy

arhitectura · February 24, 2010

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel: © Marcel van der Burg
Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: Leiden, The Net... http://tinyurl.com/yfpbejx

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