Kavel 32, Private House

Lisdoddelaan 79
Kleine Rieteiland, IJburg
Metin van Zijl, Frank van Manen, Vincent van der Klei
NAT Architecten
Familie Borghuis
Konst en Van Polen
Tram 26, stop Lisdoddelaan
Dit project is o.m. gepubliceerd in Amsterdamse Architectuur 2008-2009; ARCAM POCKET 22. Klik hier voor meer boeken uit de reeks ’ARCAM POCKET’.

The deepest plot on the island

To the south of IJburg’s largest island, Haveneiland, and parallel with Diemerpark, lies Kleine Rieteiland. Kleine Rieteiland is accessed by Lisdoddelaan, which runs the length of the island. To the north and south of this road, building land has been released where private individuals can build their own homes on elongated plots. Plot 32 is located on the north side. This means that the entrance to the dwelling is south facing and that the rear of the dwelling is situated on the water but is north facing.

Because this is the deepest plot on the island, the owners have chosen not to create a garden on the north side, but rather to integrate all of the exterior space in the dwelling. The house is organized around a patio. The latter separates the living space on the water side and the kitchen in the middle from the half-sunken office space on the forecourt with parking space. There is visual contact between the front and the back thanks to the fact that the patio is surrounded by glass walls. The long sight line is accentuated by a monumental wall of dark grey basalt. Superb detail: an open fireplace has been incorporated in this wall, both inside and outside.

On the upper floor, the bedrooms are situated at the rear of the house and a glazed structure above the office contains a conference room. From the bedrooms there is a view of the water and access to the play terrace, which runs along the patio and connects living and working on this level. (ARCAM)