A SELF-BUILT FAMILY HOUSE
This transparent, daylight filled house is designed for a single family – two adults and two children – to live together in a comfortable, generous and open minded way. The house opens up on all levels: on the north side with magnificent view over the river IJ and on the south towards the garden. Every level has a wide balcony to create a green buffer to possible later developments on the south side.
The house is a self-initiated project on one of a series of plots that came available during the housing crisis in an attempt to restart the Amsterdam housing production. With very limited regulations regarding exterior, only maximum volume and facade boundary were defined, a maximum architectural freedom was possible