House FLent Nijmegen
This L-shaped home, situated at the edge of Lent and in the direct vicinity of the Waal River floodplains has two faces. The L’s short leg faces the Waal and was developed as a timbered barn to house a garage, storage spaces and an open kitchen. The other leg, which faces the village, houses all other living spaces in a terraced stacking within a rectangular volume. Here, a chunky brick volume appears to float above a delicate, glazed ground level. Roofs are fitted with photovoltaic panels and roof vegetation. The concave side embraces a south-facing garden. The south elevation has large glazed surfaces with exterior sunshades and ensures optimum interaction between interior spaces and the garden. Noteworthy is the fact that the clay for the brick veneer was excavated from the nearby Waal riverbed. These veneer brick strips are cemented to the massive thermal insulation in a vertical pattern to form a subtle textural variation with the wooden battening of the barn section.
New-build house 'Plant je Vlag'
Wilbert de Haan, Addy de Boer, Joost Boks, Arjan Wanders
Berendsen van Geemen, Arnhem
Jan de Vries, NEXIT