3 in 1 Villa
Ijburg

Project Data
Competition Entry

Client
Amstelland Ontwikkeling
Design
2000
Program
190 m2 family house
Site area
0.3 ha

Project overview
How can today's growing demands for 'home-working' generate new models for high-density, live/work, suburban housing?

This family home resolves the balance by splitting the house vertically into three distinct environments, each serving the specific needs of the family and home business. It has been designed for an island location on the edge of Amsterdam, with long, narrow plots separated by 3m-high party walls. The plots are orientated north-south with road access at one end, boat access at the other end.

The open-plan ground floor is designed as a spacious live/work space that can open out into the front and back gardens in summer. Areas are separated by furniture and movable screens. Lighting is predominantly overhead with additional floor/desk lamps where necessary. The 3m-high party walls between the dwellings are designed as full-height ‘storage walls’ to free up the live/work space as much as possible.

The generous basement accommodates large storage areas, an American-style playroom and the family car. The first floor construction spans between the party walls. There the rooms are more private: a bathroom, sauna and the sleeping rooms are arranged around secluded outdoor patios and a roof garden.


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