+31 architects: water villa omval
+31 architects: water villa omval +31 architects: water villa omval
nov 18, 2010

+31 architects: water villa omval

‘water villa omval’ by +31 architects all photos by colin morsch




dutch +31 architects recently completed ‘water villa omval’, which has a wide view over the amstel. the villa has two spacious floors and a roof terrace. the roof terrace was made possible by lowering the bedroom half a story. this also allowed for a logical transition from the ground floor to the basement. to provide daylight into the basement a large void has been made, which connects the two floors together.


the light in the guest room, also located in the basement, is through a ‘cuckoo window’ positioned beneath the fireplace in the living room so there is no space lost.the split-level principle of the watervilla is accentuated by the round design of the facade.

project info: location: amsterdam client: particulier architect: j. suasso de lima de prado,j.houwert area: 200m2 delivery: 2010 building contractor: ardesch/dijkhuis groep photographer: colin morsch

  • what about intimacy? there’s no blinds or courtains. Good architectural project, but does people live in there?

    window-watcher says:
  • OMG! no curtains or blinds! how on earth could one possibly live somewhere without curtains or blinds!?!

    dbkii says:
  • dutch house is really open, they usually leave there livingroom visible llike that.

    a'dam dweller says:
  • recently curtains are placed, new pictures will soon be uploaded on the website

    amsterdam says:
  • What exterior cladding material was used for the facade?

    tb says:
  • Old wise Chinese proverb:

    Men is glass house should change clothes in basement

    tivi says:
  • the facade is made out of Reynobond sandwich panels consisting of two enamelized aluminium plates that are fastened by means of a special melting method to a polyethylene core

    +31architects says:
  • as a former houseboat dweller in Florida, and a fan of floating homes ever since ….this one is beautifully designed. Breathtaking !

    For those worrying about curtains:
    “if you got it, flaunt it “

    designaddict says:
  • I lived in the Netherlands for a while and in general Dutch people don´t have courtains in their homes. So for them I guess privacy is a different matter, I was surprised to see people dining and in their home without any need to be separated from the exterior and by the way that makes a city quite much safer.

    AO says:
  • love the stairs 😀

    ivan says:
  • nice design idea.. but no privacy without blinds or curtains. [url=http://www.designerhomez.com/] designer homes [/url]

    D'Homez says:
  • I like it, very cool. Keen to check out some sections – I’m just jealous I can’t get a commission like that!

    ba+d says:
  • what is wrong not having courtains or blinds???? like the florida resident:::: if you have it, flaunt it!!! other way if you have the money to afford it ….show it!! i would walk naked around……just love the house!!! i can smell the breeze!!!!! love dutch shameness way of living…they are not ashamed of nothing…..

    eliud says:

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