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S-House by VMX Architects, Three Level House with Bright Yellow Exterior

October 3, 2015 Modern House Design

VMX Architects consists of two partners: Don Murphy and Leon Teunissen. One of their design is S-House, located one of the island of IJburg. The client is Fam Steen-Boas.
Description of S-House :
Horizontally the house has been divided in three parts. The ground floor is designed as a basement, with the entrance to the house, the storage space, and a large play and hobby room adjoining the garden. On the first floor, the double-high space adjacent to the upturned patio forms the heart of the house: the kitchen. The sitting room, or lounge with a view of the garden and the street, is situated above the kitchen. The top floor of the house is reserved for the bedrooms and bathroom.The facades of the S-house are clad in bright yellow tiles that clearly sets the house apart from all other houses in the same row. Designed by VMX Architects

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W-House in IJburg, Amsterdam by VMX Architects

September 26, 2015 Modern House Design

Description from the Architects :
The Walta-Elmers family commissioned VMX Architects to design their house on ‘Kleine Rieteiland’, one of the islands of IJburg. The client wanted a spacious, open house with plenty of light. The plot measures 8 by 30 metres. By studying several models, the concept of ‘woonlandschap’ (living-landscape) was chosen.

The ground floor, containing the living and kitchen, in a split level typology, has the possibility to completely open to the outside and thereby create a partly covered living-landscape of 8 by 30 meters. This landscape is articulated with a higher and lower level. Under the higher level a multifunctional cellar is placed. The bedroom level is accessed by a spiral staircase. A round roof-light above the stairs brings light into the living-landscape The facade on the first level is completely closed with patio blocks. This suggests a floating box over the open landscape on the ground level. [ VMX Architects ]

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