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DAYLIGHTHOUSE 1 - ALMERE - 2007
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west facade
WEST FACADE
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An extensive ground floor house uses the limits of a large plot in Almere. Outside emphasized by a solid wall. Inside a surprising variety of open spaces created by a structure of columns and a shed roof. The house is designed according to the client`s wishes with related qualities introduced by the architect. The most prominent example is the wish to have only a ground level, combined with the quality of a shed roof for enough daylight. This characteristic is consistent throughout the building creating unique spaces.


The programme is optimized underneath the wooden structure. There are three levels of entering the house: passing the solid wall, underneath the roof, and finally through a door. Openings in the wall are strategically positioned and emphasized by sharp steel frames. The shed roof is open to the north side and painted white on the inside. This offers all the space underneath the roof an overwhelming amount of daylight. On the outside the optimally orientated roof is covered with natural copper, which transports solar heat to a huge boiler system.

patio
PATIO
dining room
DINING ROOM
bedroom
BEDROOM
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FILM OF THE HOUSE BY OMROEP FLEVOLAND
interior space, evening sun
INTERIOR SPACE, EVENING SUN
entrance, south west facade
ENTRANCE, SOUTH WEST FACADE
terrace, south east facade
TERRACE, SOUTH EAST FACADE
north west facade
NORTH WEST FACADE
interior view, c meeder jongma
INTERIOR VIEW, C MEEDER JONGMA
view kitchen, c meerder jongma
VIEW KITCHEN, C MEERDER JONGMA
view living, c meeder jongma
VIEW LIVING, C MEEDER JONGMA
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Building: Daylighthouse 1
Client: Private
Address: Slotbos 3, Almere, NL
Floor area: 450sqm gross
Design: 2003-2004
Construction: 2004-2007
Design: Mirck Architecture, Amsterdam
Team: Sander Mirck & David Künzel
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Overgooi, Almere
Structural engineer: Boorsma, Drachten
Adviser wood structure: GLC, Arnhem
Photography: John Lewis Marshall

 

situation
SITUATION
sketch, bird`s eye view from west
SKETCH, BIRD`S EYE VIEW FROM WEST
floorplan
FLOORPLAN
section
SECTION
detail, wall
DETAIL, WALL
detail, roof
DETAIL, ROOF
lux 21 maart (m.b.v. velux visualizer)
LUX 21 MAART (M.B.V. VELUX VISUALIZER)
DAYLIGHTHOUSE 1
DAYLIGHTHOUSE 1