Men and women in glass houses…are envied. Architect Hans van Heeswijk of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, made the Rietland Home which is also his private residence. Situated on the not too long ago established IJburg island, this waterfront dream property is 2,900 square feet of glass, steel, concrete and wood and represents a limitless contemporary design and style application.
The 3-story residence is also a sustainable structure, harnessing obtainable energy from thermal storage in the soil, a heat pump and solar collectors on the roof. The plentiful interior lighting further carries out this power-saving initiative, with customized LED fixtures poured into the concrete ceilings on each level of the residence.
The street side of this contemporary cube is comprised of perforated, anodized aluminum panels, some which disguise windows which can be opened by way of the central electronic manage technique installed in the home.
On the West-facing waterfront side, this property possesses a gorgeous glazed facade, enabling for unobstructed views of sunsets, the park and all-natural landscape. Sliding glass doors offer access to the water-view wood deck. The glass sheets on the sides of this residence are matte affording privacy from the neighbors.
Intentionally-cut floor slabs were produced to enable for soaring ceilings on each level of this airy modern day residence. On the ground floor, the dining space characteristics a extended frosted -glass table and mid-century style chairs in the region adjacent to the state-of-the-art kitchen which boasts an impressive stainless island and appliances. 3 bedrooms also occupy this level. The very first-floor living location functions modern furnishings in neutral tones, a wall of bookshelves, as properly as a modernistic fireplace with a two-story exposed, tubular chimney. The master suite and and rooftop terrace are on the third level. The basement contains a washer and specialty lift to provide cleaned laundry to the home’s residents.
What is described by the architect as the “magic box”, the center of the residence attributes a homogenous structure with unexpected pops of dark orange is sheathed in wenge slats for both aesthetic and acoustic purposes. This effective core style ascends all 3 stories and hosts storage, a half bath on every floor and a dumbwaiter.
A cantilevered steel staircase connects all levels and is anchored into the concrete flooring throughout. A laminated glass walkway on the leading floor connects to the rooftop terrace and is a distinctive element created to enhance the home’s open feel.
Adding to the ambitious style of this contemporary dream home, exceptional discretion was utilized in the interior’s custom furnishings, shelving, door knobs and window fittings.