To create high quality outdoor space in an urban setting, the S-house combines the characteristics of two classical housing types: the patio villa and vertically organized manor house.
Oriented towards the street, the large south-facing outdoor space is designed to carefully balance privacy and openness. Like a patio around which the house is organised, the double height space provides light and views for the adjacent rooms, and possibilities to profit from the sun both in and outside. The adjoining kitchen forms the heart of the house, in between the loggia, used as outdoor dining room, and a spacious indoor dining area that overlooks the garden. The lounge above the kitchen is an intimate space, with a great view to both the garden and street. Clad in a bright yellow tile, the S-house clearly stands out from its surroundings.
LOCATION: Amsterdam Ijburg (NL)
CLIENT: Family Van der Steen
YEAR: 2004 - 2006
SIZE: 250 m2
TEAM: Don Murphy, Leon Teunissen, Han Harleman, Martijn Prince (Interior)