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  7. House as a Rock / Global Architects

House as a Rock / Global Architects

  • 03:00 - 1 September, 2016
House as a Rock / Global Architects
House as a Rock / Global Architects, © Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

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© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

‘House as a rock’ is a modern dream villa, developed as a private commissioning project in the dunes of the Westlandse Zoom  in the South of Holland at the beach. The residents asked for much space, light and a minimalist, modern design. The urban building requirement was for a gable-roofed house and a gutter of maximally 6 metres high.

© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

Instead of a traditional gable roof, we have merged the house and the roof to create a sculptural form that emerges from the dunes like a rock. Each side of the house has its own character: at the eastern side, the roof was extended until 1 metre above surface level, whereas at the southwest, the incised roof reaches up to 6 metres. A cut-out creates a pleasant exterior space and a singular appearance. The southern facade is the most open. The residents wanted to maintain as close a relationship with the water and the beautiful view as possible. The large windows and two sunrooms highlight the transition from inside to outside and render the feeling of living outdoors: regardless of the season.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The serrated dunes that will embrace the house, will bring a sense of privacy at both the northern, eastern and western sides and nestle the villa in nature.

© Mirko Merchiori
© Mirko Merchiori

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Cite: "House as a Rock / Global Architects" 01 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794395/house-as-a-rock-global-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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