archipelontwerpers: steel study house II
archipelontwerpers: steel study house II
jan 14, 2011

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II

‘steel study house II’ by archipelontwerpers in leeuwarden, holland all images courtesy archipelontwerpers photographer: marcel van der burg

den haag-based studio archipelontwerpers has sent us images of ‘steel study house II’, a two-storey dwelling prototype that uses prefab steel components in leeuwarden, holland. designed as a part of the firm’s exploration of contemporary residences within the ever-evolving urban environment of the city, the project is a follow-up to ‘steel study house I’ in zoetermeer, the netherlands.

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II east elevation

situated on the border between the town and the open agricultural landscape, the design uses the site’s contrasting elements as a point of departure: the western town-facing facade relates to the suburban context, exhibiting a closed and private face; on the opposite side, the house opens up to the lake and field with transparent elements such as floor to ceiling glazing and open-grate steel panels.

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II entrance

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II ramp entryway

the centralized pinwheeling point of the design is the large exterior patio which extends out to the lake in the form of a deck. providing a view into the patio from every point in the house, the interior layout is not a collection of smaller separated spaces but rather an assembly of zones that float from one to another. the division of zones are based on an orthogonal grid structure of 6 x 6 meters, moderated with alternating indoor/outdoor spaces.

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II deck

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II (left) stairs to the elevated terrace (right) patio

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II interior view

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II from the water

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II schematic diagrams

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II floor plan / level 0

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II floor plan / level +1

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II section

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II south elevation

archipelontwerpers: steel study house II west elevation

  • the childrens’ bathroom is hilarious

    dbkii says:
  • nice render. the photographers are so close to photoshop and renderings that it’s impossible to know what is really built or not…

    carlos says:
  • garage entrance is great, so many possibilities for arrangement of interior items in an open space like this

    ube's icecream shop says:

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