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FARO Architecten BV : Experimental Home in Ijburg
FARO Architecten BV
Experimental Home in Ijburg
Nico S., September 29, 2008
Experimental home in Ijburg : FARO architecten bv/ijburg_Jeroen Musch
Experimental home in Ijburg : FARO architecten bv/ijburg_Jeroen Musch
 
On the Steigereiland, near Amsterdam, Pieter Weijnen built his own experimental wooden home. The house is painted a vibrant blue, referring to the traditional dike houses of nearby Durgerdam. Spaciousness is the keyword in this design. The ground floor consists of a roomy live-in kitchen. Entering the home, the first thing you notice is the lounge hanging from the ceiling like a floating island. The bottom of this contraption is shaped like the belly of a whale and clad in copper. The shape has been interpreted as a boat or a basket, giving the space below a homely atmosphere. Together with the floating lounge, the 7 meter high space creates a vertical loft. To make the most use of the space, Weijnen wanted to avoid load bearing walls as much as possible. To ensure stability, he used old docking poles as diagonal braces behind the front wall. All the walls and floors are made of massive, laminated Lenotec spruce wood.

Experimental home in Ijburg : FARO architecten bv/ijburg_Jeroen Musch
Experimental home in Ijburg : FARO architecten bv/ijburg_Jeroen Musch
 
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