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Freiham Nord tower . Munich

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Monadnock . 03Architekten . DRDH Architects . renders: © Ponnie

Fifty meter high tower at the 90.000m2 gateway to the Stadtteilzentrum Freiham Nord, an urban extension on the westside of Munich. Thirteen residential floors on top of a commercial plinth with a variety of shops and a restaurant facing the central square. Continue reading MONADNOCK . 03Architekten . DRDH

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Atlas House . Eindhoven

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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. Continue reading Monadnock

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HOUSE IN KATENDRECHT . ROTTERDAM

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21 building plots have been assigned for private development on a spit of land in the former Rotterdam harbor area. Within a number of fixed architectural guidelines, a huge diversity of properties is being built. The design for the house on plot 7 is intended to demonstrate that maximum contrast can be achieved using minimum means. The design is discreet and deviates from the other houses, which incorporate a wide variety of forms and materials. In addition, the layout is intended to be flexible. The design of the façade is, therefore, abstract and not a translation of specific interior components. This abstraction is carried through as far as possible by avoiding particular details and elements that make the scale immediately apparent.
The design strives to allow its generous approach to space to be the principle quality of the building. This is interpreted in the shell by means of high ceilings, large openings in the façade, and the absence of structural elements on the interior. Continue reading Monadnock