Het Duyfken

Het Duyfken

Architect
Bakers Architecten
Location
Almere, Netherlands
Project Year
2005
Category
Offices

Hospitals
CornbreadWorks

‘Het Duyfken’

Architectenweb Magazine as Media

This new combined practice for two family doctors and a pharmacist can be described as carefully detailed. The floor plan is split into exactly two halves of a rectangle. Nevertheless, the building looks like a whole. The central patio connects both halves of the building and a view of the rustic pond. The wide projections suggest an oversized roof on a single storey, whereby a glance at the building is deprived, causing the building to look slim. Due to the predominant glass facades the buildings have the appearance of a pavilion. The hatching of the façade is strikingly subtle, as a result of the wooden strips and the patterns on the glass. The restrained design of the façade holds a balance between decorative and the practical use of shading the interior.

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