Amidst numerous variations of the traditional brick family house, the KCN housing project proposes a different type of suburban dwelling.
The design of the three-layer block integrates two housing types, interlocking on the ground and first floor. The larger dwelling (110m2), which stretches over all three floors, has its living space on the second floor, with a large roof terrace and a great view. The living room of the smaller dwelling (93m2) is oriented towards a sheltered garden on the ground floor. The facades of all living spaces consist of large glass sliding doors. The sleeping quarters of the two houses are situated on the more enclosed first floor. For this façade blue prefabricated polyester-concrete sandwich panels have been developed, brightly contrasting with the surrounding masonry tones.
- LOCATION: Utrecht, Vleuterwijde (NL)
- CLIENT: Edwin Oostmeijer Projectontwikkeling
- YEAR: 2002 - 2007
- STATUS: Completed
- SIZE: 5.100 m2
- TEAM: Don Murphy, Leon Teunissen, Rob Otten, Johan Selbing, Frank Konincks
- COLLABORATORS: Structural Engineer: Van Rossum B.V., MEP Engineer: Grontmij B.V., Contractor: Bouwbedrijf De Vries
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian Richter, Edwin Oostmeijer