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Porters Lodges - 1st Realization of MVRDV

Porters Lodges - 1st Realization of MVRDV

Photo: MVRDV

Tree houses at the entrances to the National Park in Netherlands - similar but not the same - each of them with different surface. The shape of the house is deformed and abstracted by using materials (mortar, wood and corten) to all pavilions.

Observatorium in Utrecht

Observatorium in Utrecht

Photo: Lucas Lenget

The way up with diameter 8,5m is climbing to 15m. Corten watchtower is made up from two spirals with different angle of ascension.

Housing Waterrjik

Housing Waterrjik

Photo: Katja Effting, Rene van Dogen, Architectuutstudio HH

99 houses and apartments lays between original forest and newly built pond. Houses are designed to use this location as much as it is possible - those floating have panoramatic windows and terraces right at the water level, those turned to the forest have straight access among trees. Whole block of the development is "inside out" - gardens, terraces on the exterior side, an urban area inside the block. Architects tried to design facade allowing freedom for solution of the disposition of each of the house. 

V House

V House

Photo: Marcel van der Burg

The "introvert" house in new quarter of Dutch town of Leiden hides generous, open and airy space. Only private bedrooms and bathrooms are in enclosed space.

V36K08

V36K08

Photo: Marcel van der Burg, primabeeld

In former industrial area of town of Leiden a new project of housing was realized by Dutch architects. The house consists of two separate apartments - for mother and for son. Each of them has own terrace hidden inside the plot.

Villa in Forest

Villa in Forest

Photo: Powerhouse Company

The villa with Y layout is hidden in Dutch forest. Ground-floor mass is glazed and interfaces exterior with interior. Technical equipment and garage are hidden underground.

House on the Water

House on the Water

Photo: Colin Morsch en +31ARCHITECTS

Outside dimensions of the house were exactly determinated by the town - perimeter, dive, height. Clients required maximal floor area which led to maisonette solution with high difference 1m. Disposition is around open staircase, which leads to the terrace with beautiful view.

Secondary School Weert

Secondary School Weert

Photo: RAU

Among trees near the town of Weert multi-functional building of school with interior full of light was placed. Multi-functional sport hall and municipal sport hall are hidden inside.

Rubber Cube

Rubber Cube

Simple monolithic rubber block is designed for one person. The slot is a door, inside corners are rounded. One of the walls offers small chair, the window which is not possible to see throughout. The mass with semi-transparent walls is designed to insulate from outside world. 

Holiday House Merry Go Round

Holiday House Merry Go Round

Photo: Ira Koers

Minimalist square  holiday home with built-in equipment and furniture is basically one space turned outside. The core of the house is built-up, living corners are connected with corridor (around).