This house is situated at one of eastern Nijmegen’s highest points. It was the Romans who built their first settlement here along the Waal River. The design for this house is a composition of various roof forms. Because it is situated on an intimate courtyard, approaching the house offers a dynamic and continuously changing perspective. A so-called stacked Flemish bond is employed in the façade brickwork. The headers in this bond are partly rotated and partly recessed, lending the façade’s texture a different expression from every point of view. The wedge-shaped stairwell that divides the house’s front from its back ensures a cascade of daylight into the heart of the home. On the main residential floor there are various living surfaces that merge into a continuum: from office, to lounge to dining room and finally the outdoor room that offers a sheltered view of the luscious south-facing garden.
New residential house in Nijmegen
Wilbert de Haan, Pim Rutgers, Marlies Raterink