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Monadnock

Atlas House . Eindhoven

Monadnock . Atlas House . Eindhoven (1)

Monadnock . photos: © Stijn Bollaert

The Atlas House is situated on the edge of the city of Eindhoven, opposite the historic rural estate the ‘Wielewaal’. The compact square structure manifests itself as a tower. It is rotated 45 degrees relative to the street and detached from the boundaries of the plot. All the windows are grouped around the corners and sometimes allow for diagonal views through the volume. On the inside of the building, the rotation provides striking vistas along the edges of the forest. The depth of the façade openings reveals that the size and colour of the bricks is the same both inside and outside. These define the character of the sober and unpolished interior. The exterior offers no clues about the playful offsets in the floor areas. The interior reveals a collection of rooms of various heights and floor levels, each giving their respective window openings specific characteristics.
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