Located on Ijburg Island, the aptly named Ijburg house is a recently completed project from Amsterdam-based architecture firm Gabriëls Webb. The home is located in the midst of an architecturally progressive development, but manages to break the trend of closed, vertical homes that tend to be imposing and unwelcoming at street level. Volumes cut away at its corners paired with liberal use of glass and transparency gives it a character distinct from its neighbors. The home’s plan allows a family to live using a system of private and public spaces- a children’s “zone” on the lowest level contains a kitchenette and full bathroom, while the main level contains communal spaces, and the upper level houses the parents’ studio space. Residents can either co-occupy the main level or retreat to their respective private areas. Private and communal spaces are indicated through the use of materials on the home’s façade.
See more of the house after the jump.