This spacious trendy single household property with an exquisite view over the lake was designed in 2010 by Archipelontwerpers. It’s situated within the provincial city  of Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

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Description by Archipelontwerpers Leeuwarden is a provincial city within the north of Holland. The panorama on this area has been conquered from the ocean and subsequently it’s principally flat and consists of inexperienced polders, dykes and lots of lakes. The constructing plot of Steel Study House nr.P designed by Archipelontwerpers is located on the border between the city and the open agricultural panorama which surrounds the city. The home displays this division, the façade dealing with the city can also be a part of this constructed surroundings whereas on the reverse aspect nevertheless you could have an exquisite view over the lake and the open area. This distinction in orientation is the essence of the design of this home: on one aspect the closed and suburban relation with the city and on the opposite aspect the open view of a belvedere. This ambiguous relation with the city has led to a special typology. Usually, freestanding homes in Holland are located in the midst of a plot. In distinction with this the Steel Study House no.P is utilizing the entire constructing plot and leaves the center of the location empty. The full program of the home is organized across the patio. The quantity is predicated on a easy orthogonal grid construction of S x S meters and is linearly modulated in several zones with an alternating rhythm of outside and indoor areas. The villa is a big dwelling with spacious and open lodging areas, whereas on the similar time, this residence shouldn’t be a big assortment of closed separated rooms. All the totally different rooms have a view into the patio. Due to this spatial organisation each single room of the home is a component of a bigger area. From the patio you will have a marvellous view over the surroundings. On the west aspect of the home, the so referred to as city aspect, the rooms could be utterly disconnected from the view of the neighbourhood by making use of automated operated blinds. From this aspect the home is accessed by an ascending gangway which is the connection between the home and the general public sidewalk. Beneath the gangway there’s a giant downward slope, which is the entry to the storage within the basement. Just just like the Steel Study House no.B (see Interior Architecture of China – October 2008), the idea for the Steel Study House no.P was to design it utilizing light-weight prefabricated elements. During the method this idea has been introduced one step additional, it has turn into the primary prototype which has made use of prefab metal elements of the “Multiplicity constructing system”. The design of the Steel Study House prototypes are a steady laboratory for the search and definition of the modern home inside the ever evolving city surroundings of the town.

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