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Informal Cube in Rotterdam / jvantspijker

Informal Cube in Rotterdam / jvantspijker

© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 16

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: jvantspijker
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  277
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs Photographs:  Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Lead Architects: Jaakko van’t Spijker, Paul van den Bergh, Julio Gil
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© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Text description provided by the architects. Jvantspijker Architects have designed a sturdy cube-shaped house in the centre of Rotterdam. With its spatial 3-dimensional layout the building allows a modern family to meet the paradoxical demands of urban life: The house provides community as well as privacy to its inhabitants and it is both connected to and sheltered from the street and the surrounding city.

© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
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© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

The exterior of plain white bricks encases a plan organized by split-level sections. The house is an urban monolith, albeit one glowing with interior life. The design of the house answers a number of the client’s specific spatial demands; a gentle entrance sequence between public-private space, a living room slightly raised above street level, kitchen and dining connected to the garden, a semi-private music room and a roof terrace.

© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

These five ingredients have been interwoven resulting in a playful composition organized around the spacious central staircase. Large windows across the corners of the house catch light from various angles and reinforce the spatial richness of the interior.

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Cite: "Informal Cube in Rotterdam / jvantspijker" 30 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/884587/informal-cube-in-rotterdam-jvantspijker> ISSN 0719-8884

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