houseboat Haarlem shuffle
Close to the historic city centre of Haarlem, in the river Spaarne, is the location of house boat the Haarlem shuffle.
The design is a play between the perception of the dynamics around the Spaarne, the relationship with Haarlem and the light and open living spaces. The houseboat differs from the traditional Dutch house boats. Basic woodwork makes place for a strong textured façade with a slim roof trim. The light living space on the top layer is in open connection with the lower sleeping- and music area.
The ark gets its expression by a strong orthogonal composition of open and closed façade elements. The highly profiled cladding gives the ark rhythm and texture which is visible from a great distance.
Where the Spaarne makes his overture to Haarlem;
it is relaxed living in a dynamic and bright environment;
designed in a rhythmic but playful whole: the Haarlem shuffle.