tim piet + jos blom prefabricate KHM26 holiday home tim piet + jos blom prefabricate KHM26 holiday home
jul 25, 2014

tim piet + jos blom prefabricate KHM26 holiday home

tim piet + jos blom prefabricate KHM26 holiday home
photo © arend loerts
all images courtesy of tim piet and jos blom

 

 

 

on the border of lake pikmeer near grou, netherlands, tim piet and jos blom (formerly know as FLATarchitects) have designed KHM26, a holiday home for a private client. one of the consequences of this unique location along the shoreline was that it was hard to reach for construction. therefore, it was decided that the entire project should be put together off site, which put into motion a series of deliberate material and design choices.

 


video courtesy of tim piet and jos blom

 

 

 

the house is characterized by large glass projections embedded in a tough cover of weathering steel. by folding the corten into an enclosing surface, the amount of time for the building process was decreased as there was no need to paint the façade. simultaneously, money for its maintenance was saved because the alloy creates a protective barrier of corrosion around the exterior as it is exposed to moisture and oxygen. this greatly assisted the transportation of the 240-ton structure, ensuring that its appearance did not decay before reaching its final destination. on the inside, a concrete core filled by the vertical circulation helps organize the floor plan and emphasizes the entrance on the outside apart from the rust-like colors and wooden landscape elements. due to its natural and raw appearance the dwelling settles in the rugged beauty of its surroundings. with its vast meadows on one side and the openness of the lake on the other, the compact and clear design is provided with a panoramic view all around.

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
west façade
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
a concrete core organizes the floor-plan on the inside and emphasizes the entrance on the outside
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
vertical circulation
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
meadow view
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
view of the dwelling from across the lake
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
the weathering steel cap functions as a natural protective barrier
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
the 240 tons weighing house was shipped to its final destination
photo © arend loerts

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
the cortel steel hood under construction

 

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
floor plans 

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
sections

tim piet jos blom khm26 holiday home prefabricate
exploded axonometic rendering of each level

 

 

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  • Is this house designed to float when sea-levels rise?

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