Utrecht, Th Netherlands:
In the center of Utrecht, architects Sluijmer and van Leeuwen designed a striking structure of seven-storey glass and steel on a plot of three by five meters, which is habitable as a house. In this house, space has been invented in an inventive way. The steel main support construction marks the traffic space, which also forms the core of the house conceptually. The residential functions and furniture (which are integrally designed) are 'hung' directly on this construction. The house disappears into the ground where one arrives at a crossing of two fourteenth-century cellars. The special thing about this house is its extraversion. This house opens up to the city. Whoever studies here looks through the curved glass wall to the Dom, who sleeps here looks out over the canal or sees the stars. The kitchen on the sixth floor offers a view of the city. Greatness has been created on the smallest conceivable surface.
Architect: Architecture firm Sluijmer and van Leeuwen, Utrecht
For more photo's and info, the website of the architect: http://www.architectuurbureau.nl/projec ... /0/3/drift