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In a large open space with a church in the center, this modern stone house is located alongside a number of old town houses in traditional style.
The new house was designed by award-winning architect Mart van Schijndel in 1992, and is the city of Utrecht’s new attraction and memorial.
Behind the house’s closed exterior is a large and smaller inner courtyard.
Both outlets have glass walls that provide a flood of daylight into the largest living space in the house, the living room as a gathering place for enthusiasts who will preserve this peaceful building for the future.
Housed to each side
The triangular, five-meter high living room has an eye-catching staircase with gallery on the second floor. Otherwise, the room has inside gardens, patios to each side.
Additional small rooms such as kitchens, work rooms and libraries are located on the edge of this elegant grand room.
The color of the walls is in different, light shades of white and light blue.
– Mart modeled a lot of bright colors, says Natascha Drabbe, chairman of the Mart Van Schijndel Foundation.
– The colors are so light and volatile that they help make the house bigger than it really is.
The house has a number of technically sound solutions.
Unique furniture, vase and door experiments
In addition to the neat opening mechanism of the pointed corner of the patio-like garden, the house has glass doors with silicone hinges.
The laminated glass surface is thus glued directly to the steel frame that surrounds the door leaf.
Both indoor and outdoor furniture as well as the “Delta” laundry, which has become a classic in the past, Van Schijndel himself has drawn.
His objects often have a geometric style.
Double Prize winner
In 1995, this house was awarded the “The Rietveld Prize”, named after Utrechts big son Gerrit Rietveld, the designer at the head of the avant-garde De Stilj movement.
The jury praised this house for its “spatial awareness”.
Utrecht saved Van Schijndel House in 1999, and the residence is the city’s youngest historic monument.
The Foundation takes responsibility
Mart van Schijndel Foudation was created in 2008 to preserve the house and the creative heritage of architect Mart van Schijndel.
The Foundation is working to establish a fund for maintenance of the building for all future.
The fund is built up by funds from private individuals and by donations from business. The house opens at specific times by arrangement, both for groups and individuals.
The aim is to take regular initiatives reflecting Schijndel’s attitude to design and architecture in the broadest sense of the word.
Web, Video, and Book
The house has its own website, including a video where Mart Van Schijndel himself makes a presentation of the project.
– My house’s house is nothing but interior, the architect said about his own home.
Mart Van Schijndel died in 1999.
A separate book is prepared about the accommodation.
The house is also used for lectures, concerts and film shows.
1 = Input
2 = dressing
3 = inside garden
4 = bathroom
5 = Turkish bath
6 = sauna
7 = WC
8 = laundry
9 = kitchen
10 = living
11 = Library
12 = reading
13 = workroom
14 = bedrooms
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