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H House / Wiel Arets Architects

  • 01:00 - 6 June, 2010
H House / Wiel Arets Architects
H House / Wiel Arets Architects, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

H House / Wiel Arets Architects H House / Wiel Arets Architects © João Morgado © João Morgado +14

From the architect. Made for a couple, the H-House is located in a leafy area of Maastricht. The clients are a dancer and an actor, as well as landscape architects. Behind the site is a formal garden, which is occasionally open to the public.

The interior of the home is primarily a single loft-like space with a central mezzanine. Two smaller independent volumes - the entrance and bathroom - are adjacent to this main volume. Terraces define the position and shape of the house, with each terrace having its own separate character.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Having no structural walls, only a few rectangular columns support the house's slabs, which have been positioned to minimize impact. All other walls, whether internal or external, consist of glass. The house's stair is an independent object within this loft-like setting. The required range of privacy, as desired by the owners, can be controlled with a series of curtains that can be drawn to softly define the interior spaces.

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

The combination of transparent and opaque glass, as well as the sliding and fixed portion of the façade, creates a number of different possible responses to the changing of the seasons and the fading of daylight. The spaces of the house are suffused with richness due to the layering of this unadorned configuration, the combination of materials and the variations in use.

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Joao Morgado · July 04, 2012

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Carmen Valtierra · June 16, 2012

Nice house in Maastricht, NL #architecture

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James · August 22, 2010

I bet the heating bills would be huge in winter

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Mathias Becker · June 08, 2010

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natasha · June 08, 2010

the house is very simple and beautiful, though i dont think that i would able to live inside all white interior. however it is a great job :D

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Chasang · June 07, 2010

The stairs are cool, but i find them a little unerving. Maybe i can imagine myself falling on my face trying to navigate them. The reflective glass skin gives the house an incredible ethereal quality in that light, but i would love to see how it looks in different daylight conditions.

Brian Baltin · June 07, 2010

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Aga · June 06, 2010

I like the stairs !!

omikey · June 06, 2010

Very nice looking home by Wiel Arets + Deadbirds Architects.

zoque · June 06, 2010

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Peter Newton · June 06, 2010

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wow RT @bluevertical: H House by Wiel Arets Architects #architecture #interiordesign #minimalism *very sharp design

mima · June 06, 2010

not sure about the small corner pieces of the façade and the rectangular columns, maybe round or oval columns would suit better? i know everything else is very edgy, or round columns wouldn't really suit, but still... just a gut feeling...

sullka · June 10, 2010 12:16 AM

I also think there's something not quite right with the columns.

They say they're trying to "minimize impact" but the shape and location/orientation seems sort of random at times, and actually they do impact the space, and not in a good way.

Unless there's a furniture/cabinetry layout we don't know about that works along with columns, they're in fact affecting negatively the space in some cases.

Other than that, nice home.


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