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Home Built Zuiderdiep

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Daad Architecten
 
location Groningen
function atelier, private house
contributed by Berend_Schiphorst

Since 1998 owner/inhabitant/builder Hoogland and Versteegh have been building on this exceptional house and atelier. Maybe it will never finish: it's a project -or better- a concept ‘in time and space’. In 1997 DAAD architects was asked to draw a simple plan. From inside to out: a wooden container for living space, a heavy steel construction with room for stairs, toilet, plants and corridor, all covered in glass – the summer skin can be fully opened. This very preliminary plan was approved by the municipality as an experiment and adventure. Local building regulations are constantly checked upon and the architect, who had to let go his strong architectural concept, also comes to review the process regularly. All details and ‘problems’ are examined, solved and fixed on the spot. This process of trial and error will probably never finish. The ‘estimated’ completion date in 2015, stated in this publication is actually irrelevant. The factor ‘time’ is essential for the plan to succeed.

 

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Gedempte Zuiderdiep 132
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