Karel van Egmondstraat 139, Venlo
Environmental Design (ED)
PUBLICATIONS:Bouwkundig Weekblad 1968 p. 357; F. Villanueva - Leo Heijdenrijk. Huizen binnen eigen huid, 1998
Perched on the crest of a hill, this house is opened up completely on the west side by an expanse of glass held in wooden frames. The remaining facades consist largely of brick. Inside, the house is organized into two functional zones: the living area on the open west side and services on the east side, which is where the entrance is. The floor levels of the two zones differ by half a storey. This split-level arrangement follows the slope of the site, enabling an open relationship between the spaces in the two zones.