ira koers: merry go round studio, the netherlands
ira koers: merry go round studio, the netherlands ira koers: merry go round studio, the netherlands
oct 14, 2009

ira koers: merry go round studio, the netherlands

‘merry go round’ by ira koers image courtesy ira koers

dutch firm ira koers have sent in images of their latest project ‘merry go round’.  the holiday cottage uses a traditional floor plan, with its rooms opening onto a central hallway and turning it inside out.

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

image courtesy ira koers

  • Absolutely Chic and incredible. Wouldn’t mind living there myself, a transformer and locket house.

    The Soka says:
  • Based on the photos, the interior looks as sterile as a new hospital… could it be any colder, less comfortable in appearance?

    C Cooper says:
  • The bathroom is really not very practical, not even a door? As for intimate privacy, we wont even go there. This is open plan living gone way too far

    Al says:
  • why does the interior need warmth when nature is so near? and visible from all rooms of the house i might add.

    diamonds says:
  • architecural incredible. would never live there though, horrible floor plan for entertaining guests. and i dont like walking in circles. im more of a direct path person.

    jimbo slice says:
  • It is a puzzle of furniture, minimal rooms within a box space, linked together by some wall openings and a double depth path (in and out).
    Every rooms gets an horizon, but each one of the 4 horizons gets a particular set of rooms.
    It is not designed for a way of life, it is for healthy and relaxed tourists/owners.

    Rui says:
  • I can’t say I’d live here but there are some elements of the house that strike me as great ideas. First, and foremost, its clean. But aside from cleanliness it has great personality as a building design. Not quite as great with all the elements together, however separated, some ideas are wonderful. For instance, the fact that it has a lot of window action is grand and the fact that it has depth even in its tiny rooms. One thing it has is complexity in the furniture, if that’s what you call it, and is nice to spend a night or two in. Just my honest opinion.

    Geramy says:
  • I love its compactness—and with the windows, it would seem roomier than it really is. I like to pace, I can see myself going around and around.

    Kevin from Astoria says:
  • I think it’d be really cool as some sort of cottage or get-away. Obviously it’s not meant for sustaining more than one or two people for a long time, but that’s alright when you just need to get to the woods. And, if it wasn’t for all the trees around, I would say it needs more privacy. However, I think that the location more than makes up for the large supply of windows. Also, kudos on saving energy during the day, this thing would hardly have to have lighting (this is something I see being a problem in a lot of modern houses).

    Brian says:
  • amazing

    Nader Henen says:
  • it looks amazing. maybe not in a wooded area, and with modern sleek blinds, in a suburban/urban/burrow area.

    ChristovReborn says:
  • Is it just me, or can you totally see the shower from the last shot?

    Sarah says:
  • that’s only a concept for an appartment
    but it looks great!
    i think it’s a house of the future

    g-l says:
  • Atrocious lack of imagination. Sterile rooms in a box. In the middle of a beautiful woods. Gives modern design a bad name.

    Rick says:
  • I need to go back into architectural college. This is so unappealing, and I am the ultimate contemporary stylistic person you could ever meet.

    Chris says:
  • In response to Al’s comment – The bathroom could easily have a door added to it, however, the toilet is around the corner and not visible from the outer passage way so I really don’t see the need to add a door. Plus their is no space for people to lurk there and spy on you!

    I think the overall concept is great for singles, retired people or as travel rental units as Koers is slating it, a “holiday cottage”. Not intended for long term living, with that in mind, I think it is fantastic, clean and simple.

    Hannah says:
  • When can I move in?

    Oldhenwife says:
  • Looks simple but beautiful. The light from perpendicular windows, this way | | | | | | , as if they are another kind of trees in the night. And the same windows will frame the trees as pictures when you view from inside.

    xinstudio says:
  • Ugly. Looks like a shipping container. I’d rather live in my truck.

    Jeune says:
  • Love it 4 sure. I use to own something similar in Berlin.


    Joe says:
  • It is a fantastic idea, but not at all practical if you have a family in mind and of course the security aspect.

    Clive - South Africa says:
  • very interesting concept…I love it!

    Angela - Brazil says:
  • Beautiful. So simple and yet elegant.

    Melissa Giovagnoli says:
  • verry good. I hate doors.

    jennifer says:
  • This is the Dymaxion House meets the Farnsworth House.

    David says:
  • first rule of designing a house should be function I think. first rule is broken. it is not functional. vision and furniture design can not save the money that they’ve spent. l can only say work harder and think more.. you will be succeed.

    karakiri says:
  • One word: claustrophobic

    Qinese says:
  • Its great if you
    – have no cloths, cookware, utensils, lamps, suitcase, newspapers or mail delivery.

    if you like making the bed while crawling over it, or going the the bathroom climbing over your partner.

    Privacy is easy
    – close the sliders up tight
    and you still have plenty of daylight
    in the shower and toilet

    – if you like your outdoor deck one meter wide, although not sure where to hook the hammock or safely place the Weber grill

    I’m sure either is there is room for the tooth brush, but forget the paste, a waste of space.

    Oh and bring you own suction hooks if you want to hang a towel.

    Great Archi study!!!
    – But it looks like it is actually built. Hope no one moves in to spoil it.

    TechEdTeacher says:

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