Home 06 by i29

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Dutch interior architects i29 have completed a home in Amsterdam featuring one interior wall covered in plants.

Called Home 06, the single-storey residence was designed for a Japanese client.

The bedroom and bathroom are combined inside a wood-clad box, separated from the planted wall by a staircase that leads to a roof garden.

The staircase and plants are lit from above by a skylight.

Another box within the larger interior contains the kitchen and storage cupboards.

More about i29 on Dezeen:

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Gummo offices by i29 (June 2009)
Panta Rhei school interior by i29 (June 2009)

Here are some more details from the designers:

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HOME 06

This residence at the Singel, Amsterdam (NL) exists from one open space where several functions have been put into freestanding objects. The kitchen and wardrobe are placed near the entrance and combined into one single volume.

The bath- and bedroom is hided into a volume which is placed at back of the house. From the open living area you look alongside the volume towards the vertical garden and the entrance stairs to the roof terrace.

The view on the green wall holds a promise in itself which will be redeemed once you enter the bed/bathroom.

The small measurements of this combined bed and bathroom are in contrast with its spacioucesness, while containing a private and personal feeling.

The panorama on the overgrown plantwall and the contrast with the minimalistic white bed/bathroom provides an intense experience. Integration of nature is an important aspect of traditional culture in Japan, the homeland of the client.

The integrated in-house vertical garden is an example of this. Other features where simplicity and minimalist details.

The project is nominated for the Bathroom design awards 2010.

Address: Singel, Amsterdam
Client: private
m2: 140 m2
Photos: i29 l interior architects

Constructor: M.J.Rasch
Interior build: H2B interiors
Materials: aluminium, burl walnut wood, epoxy, glass, plantwall
Sanitary: Vola, Easydrain, HiMacs

  • http://www.aaronapew.com yo!

    exquisite!

  • http://www.amsterdam-trip.com Amsterdam er

    Looks like an interesting solution for a dense city like Amsterdam. Better than a bare wall.

  • Svenia

    Less is more, definitely!

  • I Can Has Cheeseburger

    Zen to the core…I really like the interior plant wall. Although would be difficult to keep it tidy all the time.

  • http://www.stylembe.wordpress.com PETER

    Stunning. Patrick Blanc inspires.

  • LK

    beautiful! so simple… so white…. but such a great minimal athmosphere. I really like it!

  • http://www.rjcomrie.com RJC

    love vertical gardens, always a pleasure…

  • Minimalist

    Beautiful ! A wholistic approach including all elements of making a home appealing, livable and modern. Love the use of well executed proportions in combination with contrasting materials of hardwood (Walnut?) with starck surfaces. The leaf-walls are awesome — Cheers!

  • http://www.blacksheepadvertising.com.au Jack

    Gorgeous.

  • george

    great.
    be quite interesting if the wall was not evergreen, really highlighting the change in seasons to the occupiers. i’d hate the constant leaf clearing duties that said!

  • http://good.com khalouk

    one word : nice

  • http://www.finkernagelross.com lior

    Beautiful. I love the contrast between the materials

  • MartyPelo

    This is just Lovely ……. i dont think i would ever leave the bathroom. Simple and Beautiful

  • yaya

    the house is wonderful. it’s a pity we cant see clearly the plans- too bright and small…

  • Jose Afonso

    Living green walls in a bedroom – not that healthy as the plants breathe at night and will be competing with humans for oxygen!

    (during the day they photosynthethise and release Oxygen, but at night it's the opposite and they release CO2!)