Pasel Kuenzel, Black Diamant residence V35K18, the Netherlands

Marcel van der Burg,

Leiden, Netherlands,

Residences, Sport & Wellness,


In Leiden, Pasel Kuenzel Architects has completed construction of a new private home which they call Black Diamant for its black façades reminiscent of traditional Dutch constructions of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Pasel Kuenzel, Black Diamant residence V35K18, the Netherlands Pasel Kuenzel Architects of the Netherlands have completed a new residence in Leiden. The project, which the architects call Black Diamant, is a private residence on the southern corner of a block of 18 different buildings. The architectural details of the project appear to be subordinate to its dark colour, pure volume and apparently simple design. The building becomes a “cornerstone” of the existing urban fabric, detached from the construction next door by a glass space set back from the level of the facade, containing the stairway. The volume is lightened by square windows from floor to ceiling. The organisation of space inside mirrors the classic scheme of the Dutch home: a ground floor work area, with living spaces on the first floor and bedrooms on the second.

by Agnese Bifulco

Project: Pasel Kuenzel Architects
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Pictures: Marcel van der Burg



Stay in touch with the protagonists of architecture, Subscribe to the Floornature Newsletter