THE MONSTER HOUSE

THE MONSTER HOUSE

Architect
HOYT Architecten & Bouwmanagers
Category
Private Houses

THE MONSTER HOUSE

HOYT Architecten & Bouwmanagers as Architects

Unconstrained views towards water, a need for as much opened space as possible, a bright, airy environment and a unique design with use of natural materials, where inside-outside relation isblending into the surrounding were the primary desires of our client, whose vision influenced the designing path in the Monster Villa hidden in the dunes.


The dwelling is located in a small city by the sea, nearby The Hague and is a single family house, which form smoothly adapts to the existing landscape. The key feature of the design is a split level –easily following topography of a terrain – and is highlighted with a white stucco ribbon (as a reflection of an interior open staircase layout) reaching dynamically shifting balconies till the roof terrace. The strip creates a continuous transition between an exterior staircase, leading towards the entrance to further transform into terrace. Moreover, the differentiation of levels allows pure panorama acces from the rooms.


The main volume is covered with cedar wood of diverse profiles giving the façade in a setback a sculptural look. Wood, a transition material between outside-inside spaces, is a repeating element in interior design. The ground floor level is created by an overhang forming a car port for two parking spots, moreover hiding a storage space for the house owner, who is a long time tiny electric car hobbyist. An open overlooking living room and a garden belongs to the floor above, from which the family can reach a bedroom floor. Wide, fully operable living room glazing, corner windows in bedrooms give a possibility to admire views towards the dunes and sea.

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Two-Way House
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Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California, USA - Build completed in 2016
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