Light in the trees
How to open up the building to the canal view (east side, morning light), while still keeping your head in the trees?
contextoffice building for a naval architect studio, low budget, sustainable
challengeThis sailing boat design firm wanted an office with an eco-friendly image, different from the high-tech look it usually creates.
materialsThe loose soil where the building is anchored requires micropiles that are 18 m deep, and a light wooden framework on stilts, 2 x 100 m2, Douglas wood outside.
The beam extensions form a cantilevered terrace on the east side, creating sun breakers to control the amount of light that comes into the offices. The pivoting slats along the façade generate a visual vibration which can be seen from the canal when arriving by boat.