The new quarter Oudvaart in Sneek is realized for exceptional residences adjacent the water. Natural borders form the transition between the waterlandscape and the gardens. Main purpose is optimal use of the water and the view on the water. The rural elements in this new quarter mainly formed the restrictions for this residence. We chose for horizontal segmentation. Surprising views and see troughs are formed and the natural environment predicted the materials and colors.
The intention is to use see troughs, rooflights and windows as a playful element between inside and outside. To reach this goal we stretched the volume in different sections. This resulted in a uneven cubical head volume. Daylight comes in from surprising corners. The entrance with the stairs is the core from where different rooms can be reached. A large roof light brings daylight in this core volume. This way the rooms are lit from the inside and outside.
The sun path runs over the lower part of the residence, the part with kitchen en living room. This way the residence never stands in its own shadow, in summertime the house catches the sunlight and has all year long a magnificent view over the water landscape.
Ordering party: Family Boomsma
Location: Oudvaart, Sneek
Photography: Peter van der Knoop
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