Canal House_Architectural Concept & Design & Management
Concept and design of a canal house with living & work purpose at a former shipyard in a circular area. Shipyard and nature. Focus on circular measures, reuse of materials and sustainable materials that, beside a tough industrial atmosphere, also feel natural and warm.
The canal house has an internal and external skeleton. The internal skeleton is the sustainable wooden frame construction, with a staircase of recycled metal profiles from the former shipyard as the backbone of the house. The external skeleton is the shield in the shape of durable facade wrapped around the entire house, including the roof. This shield of corten steel has the same protection function as the exo skeleton of a beetle, to visualize the link to nature. The orange corten steel shield will change colour under the influence of light and weather conditions. The shield only opens up for functional windows, geometric eyes from which one can oversee the former shipyard. The corten steel covers the door openings as well as they are the weak spots of the exo skeleton. The outdoor room on the boulevard side (the front deck) shows the wooden endo skeleton, the flesh. It is emphasized by the use Shou Sugi Ban, Shodoshima (Douglas). The garden, reachable through the rear deck and the barn, is an unexpected japanese orientated oasis with circular water storage.
skeleton endo skeleton: sustainable wood construction | exo skeleton: corten steel & Shou Sugi Ban, Shodoshima.
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