Text description provided by the architects. By using the “pleated facades” (giving name to the house) the Sinus_House is meant to combine the wish of having large glass areas and view with the wish of privacy.
The concave cuttings in the long side of the wing house function as large reflectors of light, and irrespective of the position of the sun in relation to the house they secure that daylight is being let into the house – either directly through the large glass areas or reflected by the white surfaces opposite the glass areas. Even when the sunlight falls longitudinally on the façade the home will be filled with warm light.
Moreover the white cuttings function as shielded terraces. In this place, which is connected to the family room or sitting room, you can sit peacefully and sheltered, weather permitting. As there are cuttings on both sides of the house you are free to choose between sun or shadow.
The rooms inside the house are arranged as independent boxes which together form a central area for common stay: kitchen, family room and sitting room. The bedroom with its own bathroom and toilet is one independent unit. Opposite the bedroom the two rooms are placed end to end. Between the rooms there is a recess, which can be used by children or adults as you prefer, or it can be used as a third room. Placed on each side of the entrance hall you find utility room and guest toilet. Above this there is a room in the attic for storage. There is direct access to either utility room or entrance hall from the integrated carport with place for 2 cars. There is a tool shed in connection with the carport.
The house appears as a dark mass with white pleatings or cuttings – it almost corresponds to cutting a piece of an apple. The dark surfaces of the house consist of a roof covered with fillets and felt and glossy walls of anthracite grey bricks and dark joints. The white cuttings are covered by plaster and painted. All window frames in the dark areas are black, whereas they are white in the cuttings. Inside the house all ceilings and walls have a smooth, white finish. All rooms have wooden floors, except for wet rooms and weather porch, where tiles are more obvious. Kitchen arrangement, sanitary appliances and white goods are to be designed and selected together with the builder of the house.