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House in Leiden / SAMF

  • 01:00 - 29 September, 2010
House in Leiden / SAMF
House in Leiden / SAMF, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Universiteit Leiden, Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    Sara Antunes & Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This house in Leiden, NL, is integrated into a large 17th century stable whose use has been altered to accommodate six different houses. In this long process of residential occupation, internally, the original clarity and direct quality of the construction had been lost. The renovation essentially sought to clear the space, which was excessively partitioned, so as to regain a unified vision of the house and rediscover its character and spatial qualities.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

In the ground floor, the kitchen and living space form a large open space, concentrating the functional areas and places to stay along the perimeter. The walls are thus given a new thickness with built-in cabinets for the kitchen, a secret storage space under the staircase and a stove to gather around.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Above the bedrooms in the first floor is the attic which is the most surprising element of the house. It is reached by a cramped spiral staircase, and before you access the main space, you enter a small, confined, wood covered box. This is the technical area of the house, with the heating system, washing machines and a working table. By contrast, the living area is open and white, except for the old roof beams, dark and rough. Again, all the storage space was placed along the edges, close to the floor, under the horizontal beams. Over the entrance box is a gable-shaped space that can be used as a bedroom, which is accessed by vertical ladder.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

Because the roof structure was built for a single building, which has been sliced into six, at first it is hard to understand the logic of its construction, especially in this case where the roof occupies one corner of the original rectangle. But part of its interest lies precisely in trying to reconfigure in our head, from the intricate three-dimensional structure of struts and beams that we perceive, the overall design.

© Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado
Cite: "House in Leiden / SAMF" 29 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/79520/house-in-leiden-samf/>
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Joao Morgado · July 04, 2012

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up_today_arch · September 30, 2010

Only these complicated broun beams in the attic are interesting in this project... But it is not a subject for design project in this case...

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This is my kinda house. Beautifully aged on the outside, clean and modern on the inside. http://ht.ly/2LT4x

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