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Outside & Inside A Modern Slanting Cement House in Amstelveen

In a nature area between Amsterdam, Amstelveen and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, lies the Kostverlorenkade 1; an island measuring 1200m2. Here, VMX architects have built a very unusual modern 500m2 house named the Sodae House.

The starting point for the concept was the perception of the landscape, the distant high buildings of the Zuidas and the Rembrandt Tower as well as the view of the airplanes traveling to and from Schiphol.

The house forms an object in the landscape; the island acts as the plinth.

The living room and kitchen are arranged in a loft-like space on the first floor. The more intimate areas (bedrooms and bathrooms) are situated on the ground floor, oriented towards the garden on the backside. The basement contains an additional fitness room and a home cinema.

Nominated for the Gouden A.A.P. 2010 (Amsterdam.Architecture.Prize.)

Client: Sylvie Murphy
Location: Amstelveen
Size: 500 m2
Design: 2005-2007
Execution: 2008-2009

images and info courtesy of VMX architects and Contemporist

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