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* Residential Architecture: House Ijburg by Rocha Tombal Architects

Posted by the editors on Monday, 4 June 2012

Residential Architecture: House Ijburg by Rocha Tombal Architects: “..The closed façade offers a “statement” by reacting on its neighbours by contrast. Only on the ground floor is the white volume cut off. At this point the front facade is pushed backwards, like a scenario, allowing the perception of the stair..Behind the closed façade a “light-route” is created: after experiencing exposure and light intensity on the ground-floor, the visitor gets on the first-floor the feeling of stepping into an enclosed darker staircase. Through it’s form, which at some points is cut off to allow light penetration, and the contrast between fully open and fully closed, a light-game arises, which floor after floor guides and surprises..At the end of the route, via one sharp roof opening, the visitor feels again the confrontation with an intensive bath of light. The stair climbs through the whole house next to a facility’s unit which on the ground floor separates the transparent hall from the intimate living room, and in the other floors, the circulation area from the sleeping / working rooms. By situating both staircase and facility’s unit directly behind the front façade, these spaces become flexible, less deep and bright..”  Interesting contextual contrast, interior volumes, fenestration and resulting natural light sensibility..

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image: Courtesy of Rocha Tombal Architects; article: King , Victoria . “House Ijburg / Rocha Tombal Architects” 03 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/238023&gt;

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