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Saturday, December 11, 2010

V21K01 - Pasel Kuenzel Architects

The development of the former slaughterhouse area in the historical city centre of Leiden, the Netherlands’ oldest university town, is the biggest and the most representative example of its kind.

The remarkable house V21K01 of pasel.kuenzel architects is located on the edge of the historical city and is a new interpretation of the classical Dutch housing typology of the 19th century.


V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

The skilfully detailed façade made from anthracite pre-patinated zinc, echoes the brick facades of the neighbouring buildings in a confident and contemporary way, without neglecting neither the scale nor the craftsmanship of its historical ancestors.

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01 is composed of two utterly different stories that allow reading the daily routine of the clients from the outside and that is crowned by a royal roof-deck.

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

Whereas the rather closed and intimate ground floor contains a specific sequence of spaces, the first floor is designed as a more generic space, a real Bel-Etage with a floor-to-ceiling glazed façade! The adjacent existing façades of the neighbouring buildings serve as visual limitations of the space itself and place the house in a very direct way in its historical context.

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

Finally the generous roof terrace crowns the house and establishes a stunning visual link above the rooftops between the building and the towers and windmills of Leidens’ historical centre.

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographer: Marcel van der Burg


V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

V21K01, Pasel Kuenzel Architects, arquitectura, casas

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