This House IJburg was designed by Marc Koehler Architects. ” The House IJburg is located on a small plot in IJburg; a suburb of Amsterdam. Designed as a vertical garden giving space to flora and fauna to grow in a densely urbanised area.
Closed private spaces contrast with open collective spaces, that seem to have been ‘carved out’ from the solid volume as a continuous transparent void. In this way the interior space is visually and physically connected to the street, the garden and roof terraces.
Outdoor- and indoor spaces become one and natural daylight flows into the interior. 3 bedrooms, a small bathroom, WC and a ‘multipurpose hall’ are situated on the ground floor whereas the first floor remains completely open for living, cooking and eating, flooded with daylight.
The hall is much more than an entry zone. It also functions as an artist studio, work desk, laundrette and playground. The façade contains specific brick detailing inspired by techniques from the famous Amsterdamse School style from the 1920’s.”