rené van zuuk is a dutch architect based in the city of almere. he founded his own studio in 1993 and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from infrastructure to housing and museums. like most architects, van zuuk decided to design is own home, in his case titled ‘project x’. the 215m2 home is actually located right next to the architect’s first residence in almere’s ‘the fantasy’ experimental housing district. the first home now serves as the firm’s offices and is now connected to can zuuk’s family home by a garden. the new home is located right on the side of a canal and the bottom floor is dropped down to give the feeling of living on water. the upper portion of the home is on ground level and features a cladding that is made up of cement tiles that feature a branch patter. windows are incorporated wherever possible to let light in. thin windows separate the floors while the bottom floor features an full corner of light. the homes form and various design decisions were influenced in large part by the specifications of the dutch building decree.

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‘project x’ by rené van zuuk

‘project x’ by rené van zuuk

‘project x’ by rené van zuuk

‘project x’ by rené van zuuk

‘project x’ by rené van zuuk

photographs by christian richters