Julius Taminiau Architects’ timber-clad Rhythm Residence is informed by music

Rhythm Property in Amsterdam is clad in tough-sawn timber and designed to be a contemporary adaptation of the area’s preceding agricultural houses.

Designed in the neighbourhood of Sloten on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Julius Taminiau Architects named the dwelling Rhythm Property to mirror how music impacted the style and design.

We use music usually as an inspiration in our designs, but this time it was definitely the leitmotif for the dwelling,” Julius Taminiau founder of Julius Taminiau Architects explained to Dezeen.

Front of Rhythm House by Julius Taminiau Architects
Top rated: the arrangement of big windows was educated by songs. Over: it has a lower-out terrace in the roof

The home’s facade is clad in repeating timber batons and damaged by strategically put home windows that were being placed to enable mild enter the dwelling so that it is an “instrument performed by the sun”.

“The melodic window composition, rhythmic play of the facade cladding, minimalist detailing and sustainable materialization make the house a fashionable variant of the historic wooden houses in the spot,” described the architect.

Rear of Rhythm House by Julius Taminiau Architects
Glass double doorways open up out from social areas

Owing to the house place, tucked behind a sequence of other self-make initiatives, the residence was created to surface like a “modest outbuilding”.

To differentiate from the bordering brick households, but not right imitate the former timber farms, the studio chose to clad the framework in rough sawn timber.

“A brick-clad household would appear much too gothic, disproportionate and hefty,” Taminiau explained. “We have tried out to present an ideal contextual and social remedy to our societal contemporary troubles devoid of shedding sight of aesthetics.

Windows inside Rhythm House by Julius Taminiau Architects
Shaded home windows produce patterns across the walls and ground

Intended to deal with warming summers, without having the require for air conditioning some of the windows are recessed and concealed driving the rough timber to provide cross air flow and shading.

The property is run by 30 integrated photo voltaic panels and has numerous heat restoration devices and further-thick insulation to make sure very lower electricity consumption and also a soundproof home.

kitchen diner overlooked by mezzanine
Mezzanine concentrations neglect social areas

Inside of, the ground approach is knowledgeable by a warehouse and divided by a central staircase. Double peak spaces have been built so mezzanine stages can be additional, extended or taken off making it possible for the room to adapt to the “rhythm” of increasing family members.

Pale wood decorates the higher concentrations of the inside, divided by poured concrete foundations and white walls. Timber balustrades and slatted mezzanine floors that mimic musical scores forget about the kitchen area and residing spaces.

kitchen from above
Concrete topped counters supply distinction against the wooden inside

Higher floors are arranged in the steep roof of the property, giving double-height areas, a comprehensive bathroom sits adjoined to enclosed mezzanine rooms. Whilst three bedrooms on the third floor encompass a roof terrace.

Just about every year, Amsterdam sells land as element of a self-construct initiative. Rhythm Residence is just one of nine self-construct homes existing on the big plot.

Amsterdam-based Julius Taminiau Architects not too long ago rebuilt a cowshed into a family home and developed a transport container village for startups.

Photography is by Norbert Wunderling.