Dutch structure workplace Eek en Dekkers has accomplished a barn-like home in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, that includes a big, open inside punctuated by volumes containing extra intimate or non-public rooms.
The studio headed by designer Piet Hein Eek and architect Iggie Dekkers designed Home R for a household who needed a easy house containing massive social areas together with alternatives to spend time alone.
The home is located subsequent to woodland in a neighbourhood the place nearly all of the properties are designed as fundamental white volumes. Eek en Dekkers got down to create one thing completely different that might evoke each the spaciousness and the looks of a barn.
“The barn distinguishes itself from the setting by its simplicity and a 100 per cent concentrate on the standard for the household who lives in it,” Dekkers advised Dezeen.
The home is clad in profiled anodised aluminium that was chosen to recall the corrugated metallic sometimes used to weatherproof agricultural buildings.
“The good factor a few barn is that it is made in a practical method when it comes to prices and sturdiness,” Dekkers added. “Usually barns have tough particulars, however our problem was to create actually refined particulars with an industrial materials.”
The home’s inside is opened up as a lot as potential to create beneficiant volumes. Double-height residing areas function ceilings that observe the roof’s inside pitch to boost this sense of spaciousness.
The architects selected to boost the primary flooring 80 centimetres above the bottom stage to permit for a basement under. A studio and TV room on this stage function full-height home windows that look onto courtyard gardens.
Elevating the home above floor stage improved sight traces and elevated the quantity of pure gentle that enters the residing areas.
The constructing was additionally pushed in direction of the rear of the lot, to stop it being overshadowed by the close by bushes and neighbouring properties.
An entrance corridor leads by way of to the primary residing space, which incorporates a big kitchen and eating space missed by a mezzanine research. A staircase with open treads connects the completely different ranges and maintains views all through the home.
A lounge and play space on both facet of the doorway corridor may be closed off utilizing glazed sliding doorways. More often than not the doorways stay open in order that the areas really feel linked to the remainder of the home.
Window remedies on every flooring are fastidiously tailored to the useful necessities of the varied areas, guaranteeing applicable ranges of daylight and privateness.
The basement openings protrude barely from the facade to optimise the quantity of sunshine that enters, whereas the bottom flooring options frameless home windows and sliding doorways that improve the sense of reference to the backyard and the forest.
On the higher flooring housing the bedrooms, the home windows are set again into the facade and are a lot smaller in dimension to keep up privateness and take away the necessity for added shading gear.
Hein Eek and Dekkers launched their architectural studio in 2015 following the completion of their very own multipurpose constructing in Eindhoven that incorporates a restaurant, gallery and workshop the place Hein Eek creates his furnishings designs.
The studio is concerned in redevelopment and renovation in addition to new building.
In 2015, Hein Eek advised Dezeen he felt justified in participating with structure as a designer as a result of most architects are “not ” in building and as an alternative produce drawings that different folks have to determine methods to construct.
Beforehand accomplished initiatives by Eek en Dekkers embrace the transformation of a Friesian barn within the village of Woudsend right into a guesthouse with an uncovered timber roof.
The images is by Thomas Mayer.
Architect: Eek en Dekkers
Contractor: Soetens Bouwbedrijf
Structural engineer: Archimedes Bouwadvies BV
Set up recommendation: Duurzame Installaties Architecten
Inside design: Studio of Issues x studio Jeroen Wand
Kitchen design: Max Lipsey