pasel kunzel architects: V36K08/09
nov 12, 2010
pasel kunzel architects: V36K08/09


V36K08/09 by pasel.künzel architects
all photos by marcel van der burg

on a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned dutch
university city of leiden, emerges one of the biggest urban developments of
private-collective dwellings in the netherlands.

in their series of eleven town houses, rotterdam based architects pasel.künzel architects
have created another residence. V36K08/09 is the front end of a terrace that is built
on a collective parking garage. the residence comprises two separate dwellings for
mother and son, including two spacious and hidden patios. the dark pre-patinated zinc
facade with its subtle disposition of seams gives the building a calm but yet spectacular
appearance.

looking from the outside, the house appears rather compact and closed -
a fortress in the urban tissue. only by entering the estate through the heavy
wooden gate, one gets into an utterly different inner world – an oasis of
tranquillity, a living space that is generous and open, where inside and outside
merge into each other.

project info:
architect: pasel.kuenzel architects
location: leiden, the netherlands
team: r. pasel, f. künzel, f. sack
structural engineer: imd, rotterdam
contractor: bouwbedrijf nieuwe maten, wormerveer
client: private
project area: 285 m2 + 81 m2 roof terrace
project year: 2006-10
photographs: marcel van der burg

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