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V36K0809 / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

  • Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
  • Location: Leyden, The Netherlands
  • Architect: pasel.kuenzel architects
  • Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Sack
  • Structural Engineer: IMD, Rotterdam
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Nieuwe Maten, Wormerveer
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 285.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

From the architect. On a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned Dutch university city of Leiden, emerges one of the biggest urban developments of private-collective dwellings in the Netherlands.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

In their series of eleven town houses, Rotterdam based architects pasel.künzel architects present yet another exceptional residence.

plan 03
plan 03

V36K08/09 is the front end of a terrace that is built on a collective parking garage.

The residence comprises two separate dwellings for mother and son, including two spacious and hidden patios. 

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

The dark pre-patinated zinc façade with its subtle disposition of seams gives the building a calm but yet spectacular appearance.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

Looking from the outside, the house appears rather compact and closed - a fortress in the urban tissue. Only by entering the estate through the heavy wooden gate, one gets into an utterly different inner world - an oasis of tranquillity, a living space that is generous and open, where inside and outside merge into each other.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
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