Villa in Amsterdam / pasel.kuenzel architects

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Villa in Amsterdam / pasel.kuenzel architects
© Marcel van der Burg

Close and compact are the residences lined up along the waterside of Grote Rieteiland, an artificial island in Amsterdam’s hip neighborhood Ijburg.

Within a strict and complex set of urban rules pasel.kuenzel architects succeeded to develop a plain and sober urban villa that is unique in its reduced design and compelling in its materialization and level of detailing.

Villa in Amsterdam / pasel.kuenzel architects
© Marcel van der Burg

The building is a composition of a horizontal plinth for living and a vertical element comprising work spaces, bedrooms for the kids, a master bedroom and above all a tremendous roof terrace. Due to a 12m wide glazed facade on the south side the main living area relates directly to the water. The house grants access via a patio facing the street and marking the threshold between public and private.

Villa in Amsterdam / pasel.kuenzel architects
© Marcel van der Burg

The unusual materialization of white painted raw timber boards of Douglas fir underlines the
compelling power of simple things.

Project Details:
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Type: ResidentialHouses
Size: 307m2
Architect: pasel.kuenzel architects – www.paselkuenzel.com
Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Pocas
Photos: Marcel van der Burg