Home in Amsterdam by Meesvisser

Trendy single household house located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, designed by Meesvisser.











Description by Meesvisser


This clear, daylight crammed home is designed for a single household – two adults and two youngsters– to reside collectively in a cushty, beneficiant and open minded approach. The home opens up on all ranges: on the north aspect with magnificent view over the river IJ in Amsterdam and on the south in the direction of the backyard. Each degree has a large balcony to create a inexperienced buffer to potential later developments on the south aspect.

The home is a self-initiated venture on considered one of a collection of plots that got here obtainable through the housing disaster in an try and restart the Amsterdam housing manufacturing. With very restricted laws relating to exterior, solely most quantity and facade boundary have been outlined, a most architectural freedom was potential.


To maximise the sustainability calls for and to decrease the prices by shortening development time, the home was constructed with large wooden development parts. These wooden parts are additionally instantly the ultimate ending for the inside. Electrical energy, pipes, and so on,… have been already built-in within the wooden parts in the course of the manufacturing.

In simply 7 weeks the entire constructing was constructed, together with the balcony development on the south aspect, the large window parts, doorways, stairs and set up in addition to the toilet models.

A most of insulation, top quality glass, photo voltaic panels on the rooftop, bathe warmth exchanger and air flow warmth restoration reduce power use and make the home sustainable and above all snug.

The balconies on the south aspect create a pure sunscreen to guard from overheating in the course of the summer time months. They hold the heat outdoors, however let the sunshine in.

Rainwater is collected to make use of it within the backyard.


The home was utterly constructed with large picket panels. All partitions, flooring and ceilings are prefabricated off website. Solely the balcony and the steadiness development on the second degree are constructed in metal.

The entire development was delivered in 2 days. All of the wooden panels have been stacked in numerous teams across the constructing website, have been numbered and guarded towards rain. Throughout three weeks the primary development of the entire home was constructed. Through the subsequent 4 weeks window frames, stairs, balcony, and so on have been added. It took four extra weeks for all inside finishes as flooring, kitchen, constructed-in furnishings, and so on. to be accomplished.

With a restricted price range and restricted time, the entire undertaking was inbuilt a interval of simply three months.

Images by Lard Buurman

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