A beautiful wooden surfaced living space design which called the Chimney House is completed designed by the architect Onix Architects. This living space is designed in Bosschenhoofd, The Netherlands. This nice living space project has a simple main volume with a rectangular floor plan and a saddleback roof design. The fact which the chimney is a disappearing feature in the architecture design of this century is the base of this plan. This temped the architect to create a living space design with several chimneys. The chimney itself has been used in different sizes and shapes and with the different functions. This new living space design has a strategic position within the domain, in conjunction with the other premises on these grounds. The layout is defines the intimate spaces with a varied identities. Only the old house design remains intact of the existing buildings, it is to be used as a studio. The walls of the existing sheds will be dismantled, its cause only the roof remains, supported by columns. These roofs will be used as a carport and as a storage area for the wood for the hearth.
To the south and agricultural land to the north, the grounds are wedged between wooden parcels. Against the motorway in the vicinity, the wooden parcels itself provides some soundproofing, but also it is creates a shadow. To the surroundings, the house is optimally oriented. Which accommodates mainly saddleback-roofted houses and sheds, the main contour seems to harmonize with an environment. The volume with the transverse roof appears to balance on the two short legs on the ground floor. The storage area and the entrance is placed a transparent interior which is oriented to the exterior between the two short legs, which contain the technical areas, although it is also maintains a relationship with the more introverted upper reaches by means of a void. A row of balusters which is interacts with the sprouting stems of the beech hedge is forms the frame on the ground floor. When viewing the surroundings from this vantage point, a splendid three-dimensional effect is arises. On the west side, a large terrace adjoins the house just beyond the wood-shaded. In order to resist the warmth from the outside, the first floor has a more secluded character. The bedrooms and the other spaces inside this living space have a window which is bordering on an alcove, but only in the main bedroom which has a large window on the north side. The simple saddleback roof volume is blends with the four chimneys on the roof. The chimney itself is used as channels for the hearth, but it’s also allowed the light and space to the interior.
In the development of the living space, the plank played an important role as the smallest element. It is used to make the shuttering into which concrete is poured then it is acquired the imprint of the planks. The same planks are also used for the facade, for the finishing of the roof, and for the interior walls. The surface of its is made from coarser or smoother as required. The interior walls are coarse, but various types of finishing are applied here. Sanding can smoothen the surface of it’s and restore the original colors to the wood which is becomes greyed. To correspond with a plank width of 20 cm, the hearth, kitchen block, staircase, toilet, bath. Etc is realized. The inside paneling was done by the clients themselves.
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Photographer: Mark Secuur