March 26, 2013
Project: V House, Alkmaar
Architect: BaksvanWengerden Architecten
Location: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Because of local regulations regarding building heights, roof shape, and coloring, BaksvanWengerden Architecten had to carefully craft the design of this single-family house in the small town of Alkmaar. Using the archetypal gable to crown the roof, this simple home evokes the vernacular architecture of the region. Simultaneously, the dark anthracite ceramic tile-clad façade gives a distinctly modern edge feeling. Old and new come together to create a home that feels at once humble and settled and progressive and innovative.
Read more about this project in the Architizer database.
Photos: Yvonne Brandwijk