Designed by Pasel Kuenzel Architects
, the building is part of one of the largest private residential developments built in Holland
. The house, situated in the grounds of a former slaughterhouse located in the historic city of Leiden and designated by the abbreviation K07V21 , is a novel interpretation of the classic Dutch habitation. To maximise direct sunlight and the panoramic views of the city, the rooms in the house are arranged in reverse order to traditional layouts. The living area and terrace are located on the top floor facing south-east, while the ground floor holds a multi-purpose room that can be employed as play, study or work room and for group activities. Activities that would normally take place hidden in the attics of Dutch houses. In the project devised by Pasel Kuenzel Architects, this environment becomes a public and informal place to meet with neighbours that replaces the traditional front garden.
Design: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Sack, S. Wolff, S. Bein, S. Pape
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands