Unusual Approach to Modern Home Design: Steel Study House II in The Netherlands
Steel Study House II was envisioned and implemented by Hague-based studio Archipelontwepers and is located in Leeuwarden, the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. The waterfront residence features a design based on lightweight prefabricated components. Here is more from the architects’ description: “Usually, freestanding houses in Holland are situated in the middle of a plot. In contrast with this the Steel Study House no.2 is using the complete building plot and leaves the middle of the site empty. The complete program of the house is arranged around the patio. The volume is based on a simple orthogonal grid structure of 6 x 6 meters and is linearly modulated in different zones with an alternating rhythm of outdoor and indoor spaces”. Do you find the exterior of this modern residence original? And if so, would you consider the approach when designing your own home?