The plan was realized from an exceptional context. Two separate families became an alliance and wanted to develop this plan together. We helped them through the process of communication and collective thinking. Both families didn’t know each other before the start of the process, they worked together at the plan and now they see each other every day as neighbors.
A standard design isn’t the answer. We didn’t design a mirror-symmetrical house with the same floorplan. The two families aren’t identical, have different lives and have their own preferences. Our challenge is to translate these wishes into 2 half-free standing dwellings and looks like 1 volume. A twosome arises with differences in material and image. A skin which folds around the program. The personal touch is visible in the ‘perforations’ on different spots in the volume and parts sticking out as an corbel and garage. They are in contrast with color and texture with the rough outside.
The seemingly random façade defines for every room specific details as daylight, view and orientation. It also emphasizes the unity of the design.
Achterbosch Zantman Architecten realized the project in cooperation with Peter van der Knoop.
Ordering party: Family Mulder and family Riedstra.
Location Warmotseiland, Tynaarlo
Cooperation: Peter van der Knoop
Photographs: Peter van der Knoop
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