Location: vergulde draakstraat 9, 1335 WL almere, the Netherlands
Architect: Bas ten Brinke , 70F architecture
Client: mr. A. Blommers,
Material: Brick and Wood
Design date: 2001
Completion date: 2002
Built area: 394m2
Photography: Luuk Kramer
Text provided by the architects:
The villa is a 2-story building with traditional planning, living on the ground floor and sleeping upstairs. Both floors have clear and simple zone build planning. The hall, kitchen, and workroom are divided from the living zone by the utility zone. In the utility-zone are the utility room, storage, stairs, and fireplace. Four passageways from the living to the other spaces break the zone. On the first floor are the four identical children's bedrooms on one side of the utility zone, while on the other side the parent's bedroom and roof terrace are situated. The parent's bedroom has a bathroom 'en suite' while the children have a separate bedroom. Bathrooms, technical rooms, and toilets are in the utility zone.
The building is clad in brown brickwork with pointing in the same color. The back facade is on the ground floor made out of glass, with two huge sliding doors towards the garden. The back facade on the first floor is clad in Cor-ten steel lamellas, behind which the parent's bedroom and roof terrace are. All outdoor windows/doorframes are made out of Iroko, the inner doorframes are made in Teak. A deep niche, introduced by the walls of the garage, defines the entrance. The huge entrance doors are constructed out of Teak-plywood. The garage facade is clad in flat Cor-ten steel, in which the doors are invisibly constructed.