baksvanwengerden: v house, alkmaar
baksvanwengerden: v house, alkmaar baksvanwengerden: v house, alkmaar
mar 23, 2013

baksvanwengerden: v house, alkmaar

‘v house’ by baksvanwengerden architecten, alkmaar, the netherlandsimage © yvonne brandwijkall images courtesy of baksvanwengerden architecten





baksvanwengerden architecten was commissioned to design a single-family house on a self-build plot in nollen-oost, located to the north east of alkmaar.  the position and proportions of the building plot as well as the different views and privacy resulted in a north-south orientation on the ground floor which  is organized around a free-standing box containing services and mechanical and electrical components for the surrounding spaces. the living area on the south opens to a more formal front yard; the kitchen has a central position and the eating area is oriented to the generous back yard. on the upper level, the bedrooms are oriented to the roof gardens on both the east and west side. the program on both levels and the pitched roof define the pleasantly awkward shape. anthracite, ceramic tiles completely enwrap the house which appears simultaneously confident and humble.



front elevationimage © yvonne brandwijk


image © yvonne brandwijk


facade claddingimage © yvonne brandwijk

entryimage © yvonne brandwijk


(left) downstairs(right) view from the upstairsimage © yvonne brandwijk


site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1



project info:



client: privateprogram: single-family detached dwellingarea: 210 m2project architects: gijs baks, jacco van wengerdencollaborators: rui duarte, keimpke zigtermanstructural engineer: van rossum raadgevende ingenieurs, amsterdamcontractor: cor koper bouwbedrijf, heerhugowaardstatus: commenced february 2010, completed january 2012photography: yvonne brandwijk



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