Villa Prinsenbolwerk / mojo/architecten
Textual content description offered by the architects. The placement of Villa Prinsenbolwerk has a wealthy historical past standing on the place the place there was once a college constructing. It was a part of the then fortifications of Haarlem. In 1900 it was remodeled right into a panorama park. The pre-war college constructing was demolished when the shopper of this location purchased the positioning.
The basement of the doorway of this new villa is situated the place the outdated fundaments of the varsity have been, to verify no historic artifacts have been harmed within the constructing course of. Due to this, the distinctive type of the varsity can nonetheless be seen within the floorplan and roof of the villa.
The bottom stage of the house, the place the steps are situated, remains to be following the path of the old-fashioned, the steps, and hearth are merged connecting the lounge with the kitchen. On the primary ground now we have the dad and mom’ master suite and the second ground is the place the youngsters of this household sleep of their bunk beds.
The historic context requested for a reserved strategy; minimalizing assets to get most outcomes. Massive eaves cowl the non-public terrace deck. Closed facades, with small openings, create privateness however nonetheless, let via daylight. By cladding facades and roofs with combined yellow ceramic components, a sculptural and summary quantity is created that when it comes to colour and scale, matches the adjacently situated monumental white and yellow Nineteenth-century buildings.