Can you imagine having the house like village just like this picture? It will be a very great home to stay. It is really amazing house. In fact, the design is not a usual design. Basically, this house is made to work and to live. So, you can spend your time here, whether with your family or your job.
You can see from the picture, the house made by Marc Koehler Architects is a part of the transformation of an old harbor-cantina on KNSM eiland in Amsterdam into large apartments. So, we can say that this building is changed in the function but kept its identity. But you do not need to worry; it does not mean that you can not stay here. However, the design is not too bad to be applied for your future home or your dream house. But, you have to prepare a large land to build a house based on this design.
Furthermore, the house is created in composing from 4 smaller ‘houses’. What a great idea, isn’t it? It is containing the more private spaces and supporting facilities. Then, between those private space and supporting facilities, and also open multifunctional space emerges (the streets), and natural daylight enters deep into the house.
Meanwhile, the elevated second level is used for cooking, dining, working and has a guest house, connected by walking bridges. In different word, we can say that walking bridges is a bright idea to be real. Then, the ‘roof terraces’ are placed in such a way that you can fully enjoy the view of the adjacent harbor. Also, the walls consist of closets and cupboards which double function as a wooden support structure. The whole loft-space is thus used, but retains its open character. Moreover, the enclosed volumes also work as climate compartments and limit the energy use. In the future the functional space can be enlarged by building extra ‘houses’ in the space now left open. So, just prepare yourself to have this one.