luxury apartment building Bloemendaal
VanOmmeren-architecten won the architects tender to design a luxury apartment building in Bloemendaal(NL).
vijverweg 14, Bloemendaal
local villa's as inpiration
The organization of the building refers the characteristics of local villa architecture. As a reaction to the green context, the villa's are gained access form the side, so a representative facade faces the front garden and the street. Parking is done at the side or back of the plot. This principle is used in the organization of the apartments. The result is a design in which living rooms face sun, green and street.
Apartments on the ground floor have a garden, on the first floor a loggia and the top layers has terraces. The volume decreases as it gets higher to give space to the surrounding green. This is of great value for both the perception of space from inside as the perception of the building in its context.
The floorplans are organized in a way that all day activities (yellow) are orientated to sun, nature and the street. Sleeping rooms, storage and bathrooms (blue) face the morning sun.
The architecture is the result of the reference to the local villa architecture, the zoning within the floor plan and the way the volume reacts to its surroundings. The light brick facade has a symbiotic relation with the natural context, it emphasizes the facade openings and terraces. The classic three -layered composition and the hierarchy of the volume is captured in a rigid masonry grid.