V36K08/09 by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

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V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

Here's another house by Rotterdam studio Pasel Kuenzel Architects located on a former industrial site in Leiden, Netherlands as part of their series of eleven town houses for the area.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

Called V36K08/09, the zinc-clad building comprises two separate dwellings for a mother and son, each with its own patio.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

A wooden gate encloses leads directly onto a patio, which acts as the entrance area for the house.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

On the upper part of the building, floor to ceiling windows in the living spaces look out onto a terrace.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

This series of houses is part of an urban masterplan by Dutch architects MVRDV (See our previous stories on homes by Pasel Kuenzel Architects here and here).

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

Photographs are by Marcel van der Burg, primabeeld.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

The following information is from the architects:


V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA

On a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned Dutch university city of Leiden, emerges one of the biggest urban developments of private-collective dwellings in the Netherlands.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

In their series of eleven town houses, Rotterdam based architects pasel.künzel architects present yet another exceptional residence.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

V36K08/09 is the front end of a terrace that is built on a collective parking garage.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

The residence comprises two separate dwellings for mother and son, including two spacious and hidden patios.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

The dark pre-patinated zinc façade with its subtle disposition of seams gives the building a calm but yet spectacular appearance.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

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Looking from the outside, the house appears rather compact and closed - a fortress in the urban tissue.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

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Only by entering the estate through the heavy wooden gate, one gets into an utterly different inner world - an oasis of tranquillity, a living space that is generous and open, where inside and outside merge into each other.

V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

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V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

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V36K08/09 - URBAN DIVA by Pasel Kuenzel Architects

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  • JuiceMajor

    This is beautiful…simple but not boring.

  • 3DDD

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    I could live there.

  • http://www.rvarchitectuur.nl Ruud

    It's beautiful. Use of material is perfect. Details are perfect.

  • INawe

    love it. interior is a bit mundane but i do agree that the details are impeccable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mdenteuling Maarten Den Teuling

    The contrast between inside and outside is beautiful! Details are very good! But I think the gray floor is a bit to to dark.

  • Ana

    Sober and very elegant…i really like it

  • sodiant bernard

    L'intérieur est pratique et agréable Mais l'extérieur ressemble à un cube et je ne vois pas très bien où il pourrait avoir sa place chez nous