31/44 has completed Wenslauer House, a new spacious family home on a constrained site in central Amsterdam. Replacing a dilapidated early 20th century workers cottage, Wenslauer forms an infill house on an unexpectedly irregular street within the conventional homogeneous streetscape more typical of Amsterdam.
The street elevation features a brick facade and pitched gable profile which was partly guided by council requirements. Bands of structural concrete and large window openings reference facade details from local workshops. In contrast, the rear is clad in simple utilitarian sheets of Equitone panels.
The brickwork on the north facing street facade is laid in a Flemish bond to make the surface as textured as possible. The facade receives the sun only at the start and end of the day when the oblique angle of the sun brings the surface to life. A bench in front of the house is conceived as a shared amenity for the street, which has a lively sociable community that frequently takes over the road during summer evenings.
Ontwerp en realisatie
- Adres Wenslauerstraat 59
- Plaats Amsterdam
- Projecttitel Wenslauer House
- Projectarchitect(en) James Jeffries
- Toeleveranciers false
- Programma 6 manden
- Voorlopig ontwerp 01-05-2015
- Definitief ontwerp 01-05-2015
- Aanvang bouw 27-08-2015
- Oplevering 01-05-2015
- Opdrachtgever Private
- Ontwerpbureau 31/44 Architects