The building embraces two trees of the park.
Outside becomes inside. Inside becomes outside.
House and garden.
A balancing act between the permanent and the transient. Waiting for the transient to take over.
Acer palmatum, ahrend 2013, ant chair, bambuseae, betula, daw chair, grasshopper, hay new order, hydrangea, jasminum, joyn table, lavendula, LC2, MvS.03, portal, pteropsida, ricinus communis, rosa, slow chair, tray table, tulipa, vinca mayor, vinca minor.
Never static. Never finished.
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B D C
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To work with what exists.
To work with who are there.
To work with the resources that are left.
Built as identical twins. Separated from each other during their youth. Living their own lives as if they had no relation to each other. Reunited again after three centuries. Looking for differences, looking for similarities.
Embracing a double faced orientation like Janus, the roman god of beginnings and endings, gates, transition and time.
When ‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’, then the beholder becomes more important than the object of observation. If you want to create beauty, you should focus on the observer and not on the object...
Between mass and void.
Between unity and diversity.
Between elements and ensemble.
Defining and composing by stacking and layering.
Dividing the program of the building in smaller clusters.
Bringing the building to the human scale.
On the sand.
In the sea.
A new extension encloses the existing building, defines the border, gives it a facade. Old and new, in between they meet.
To expose the modernity of the past.
Two forms of transparency placed behind each other. Together they form a new reality.
In terms of visibility and functionality.
Revealing the essence.
Translucent curtains hang from curved rails.
A fog like condition is created.
One that mediates between public and private.
Transparent windows are created in the translucent walls.
Hiding in order to reveal.
to transparent. From closed
to open. From physical
to visual. Layered.
Many light curtains.
Make one heavy door.
A world of chambers.
A surreal and intimate environment.
A place to dine, drink and wander.