24H architecture: nieuw leyden townhouses
24H architecture: nieuw leyden townhouses 24H architecture: nieuw leyden townhouses
apr 02, 2011

24H architecture: nieuw leyden townhouses

‘nieuw leyden townhouses’ by 24H-architecture, leiden, the netherlandsimage © boris zeisser / 24Hall images courtesy of 24H-architecture



MVRDV’s ‘nieuw leyden’ urban plan will result in the construction of 18 unique houses by several different architects, free from zoning limits and aesthetic regulations, the residences must only adhere to the building envelope given. two sustainably-driven townhouses designed by dutch practice 24H-architecture exhibit an artistic facade and far surpass the ecological standards in the netherlands. a central courtyard, dubbed the ‘canyon’ breaks through the house like a fissure that illuminates all the interior spaces of the house, lending to a comfortable environment naturally heatedthrough solar gain. highly insulated walls and low E glass maintain internal temperatures, with solar water heating reducing the need for gridenergy.  the front facade gives the house the most characteristic feature, a poetic art piece of organically curved lines defined by FSC-certifiedlouro gamela and jatoba wood planks and corten steel panels that make for a unique and sustainable elevation. the interior features bambooparquet floors, window and door frames, and the back terrace decking.



front facade with main entranceimage © boris zeisser / 24H

interior open-air courtyardimage © boris zeisser / 24H

courtyardimage © boris zeisser / 24H

image © boris zeisser / 24H

staircaseimage © boris zeisser / 24H

CNC-ed stair ballust and wall texture of recycled laminated woodimages © boris zeisser / 24H

second house stairsimages © boris zeisser / 24H

bathroomsimages © boris zeisser / 24H

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

floor plan / level 3





sustainable features diagram



concept sketch



project info:



clients: fam. van dam – lock, fam. blansjaar – visserarchitect: 24h-architecturedesign: maartje lammers and boris zeisser with olav bruin, anja verdonk, albert-jan vermeulen, yana vlasova, floor kokke, valentine van damprogram: 2 private housessite address: nieuw leydencompletion: 2011floor area: 200 m2 and 180 m2

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