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Residence in Amsterdam by Meesvisser


Trendy single household residence located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, designed in 2015 by Meesvisser.


Description by Meesvisser


This clear, daylight crammed home is designed for a single household – two adults and two kids– to stay collectively in a cushty, beneficiant and open minded method. The home opens up on all ranges: on the north aspect with magnificent view over the river IJ in Amsterdam and on the south in the direction of the backyard. Each stage has a large balcony to create a inexperienced buffer to attainable later developments on the south facet.

The home is a self-initiated mission on one in every of a sequence of plots that got here accessible in the course of the housing disaster in an try and restart the Amsterdam housing manufacturing. With very restricted rules relating to exterior, solely most quantity and facade boundary have been outlined, a most architectural freedom was potential.


To maximise the sustainability calls for and to decrease the prices by shortening building time, the home was constructed with large wooden development components. These wooden components are additionally instantly the ultimate ending for the inside. Electrical energy, pipes, and so on,… have been already built-in within the wooden parts through the manufacturing.

In simply 7 weeks the entire constructing was constructed, together with the balcony development on the south aspect, the large window parts, doorways, stairs and set up in addition to the toilet models.

A most of insulation, prime quality glass, photo voltaic panels on the rooftop, bathe warmth exchanger and air flow warmth restoration decrease vitality use and make the home sustainable and above all comfy.

The balconies on the south facet create a pure sunscreen to guard from overheating in the course of the summer season months. They hold the heat exterior, however let the sunshine in.

Rainwater is collected to make use of it within the backyard.


The home was fully constructed with large wood panels. All partitions, flooring and ceilings are prefabricated off website. Solely the balcony and the soundness development on the second stage are constructed in metal.

The entire development was delivered in 2 days. All of the wooden panels had been stacked in numerous teams across the constructing web site, had been numbered and guarded towards rain. Throughout three weeks the primary building of the entire home was constructed. Throughout the subsequent 4 weeks window frames, stairs, balcony, and so forth have been added. It took 4 extra weeks for all inside finishes as flooring, kitchen, constructed-in furnishings, and so forth. to be accomplished.

With a restricted price range and restricted time, the entire challenge was inbuilt a interval of simply 3 months.

Images by Lard Buurman

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