Project: Deventer House
Architects: Studio MAKS
Location: Deventer, Netherlands
Area: 1,184 sq ft
Photographs by: Christian van der Kooy
Deventer House by Studio MAKS
Built for two young people, this house is located in an old industrial harbor area in Deventer in the Netherlands. It is a contemporary home of 1,184 sq ft designed by Studio MAKS.
The location where this home was built is a harbor which has lost its original function. But it has not gone to waste. Many of the beautiful old warehouses have been renovated and now accommodate all kinds of cultural and social functions. Amid these renovated buildings, young couples have been given land to build their own homes.
From the architects: “The client has many dreams and wishes, but the amount of m2 they can build is limited. We a house that utilizes every single cm2 of its open spaces as well as its solid ones, such as walls and floors. A home which is sturdy and solid on the outside, yet open and bright on the inside.
The result is a design where there are clear-cut open spaces surrounded by an activated building mass containing built-in functions such as wardrobes, a toilet, stairs, seating areas and niches. Openings connecting these spaces horizontally and vertically give this compact house a sense of spaciousness.”