four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands

House with four roofs echoes dutch archetypal architecture

 

Denkkamer design group converts a former car company’s site into House with Four Roofs, a new residential unit located in the countryside of North Brabant, Netherlands. Nestled in the village of Boekel, the structure stands amidst the remnants of an ancient medieval agricultural area enclosed by a grove. The project proposes a unique living space within the rural area setting up a small-scale configuration of four smaller archetypal volumes. The cross-plan layout shapes a central zone and four distinct wings, each boasting its own gabled roof. All formed volumes serve a specific function while establishing a unique connection with the surrounding landscape.

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
all images by Bas Gijselhart

 

 

cross-plan layout arranges all living zones in four wings

 

At the heart of the residence lies the intersection, a central room featuring a dining area, and a multimedia corner. This space serves as the entry point, connecting all other areas within the house. The two wings on the west side house arrange the sitting room and kitchen, enveloping an outdoor terrace towards the garden. From the inside, these wings exude openness and transparency, seamlessly merging indoor and outdoor zones through carefully crafted voids that offer views of the tree canopies. The entrance wing contains facilities such as a toilet and carport but also unveils a staircase leading to the leisure room beneath the roof structure. The triangular facade forms large glazed openings facing the landscape. The east wing houses the bathroom, laundry room, and all the bedrooms, ensuring privacy and a sheltered atmosphere.

 

The design team aims for a monolithic appearance and reinforces the archetypal shape through geometric facade openings. The plinth, roof edge, and upper floor are framed by upright masonry. The slim aluminum frames complement the design’s scale and solid volumes. Coal-sintered extruded brick coats the external surfaces unifying the concepts of abstraction and detailed craftsmanship.

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
each of the joined wings boasts its own gabled roof

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
the design establishes a unique connection with the surrounding landscape

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
the cross-plan layout shapes a central zone and four distinct wings

 

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the project proposes a unique living space within the rural area

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
the project composes a monolithic structure of four intertwined volumes

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
coal-sintered extruded brick coats the external surfaces

four gabled volumes outline cross-plan residential layout in the netherlands
the structure stands amidst the remnants of an ancient medieval agricultural area enclosed by a grove

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the intersection of the wings forms a central room featuring a dining area, and a multimedia corner

 

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the two wings on the west side house arrange the living room along an outdoor terrace
the two wings on the west side house arrange the living room along an outdoor terrace
from the inside, carefully crafted openings offer views of the tree canopies
from the inside, carefully crafted openings offer views of the tree canopies

project info:

 

name: House with Four Roofs
designer: Denkkamer@denkkamer

location: Boekel, North Brabant, Netherlands

photography: Bas Gijselhart – BASEPHOTOGRAPHY | @basephotography

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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