House R
© Thomas Mayer

House R

Eek en Dekkers

CATEGORY
Houses

LOCATION
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

INTERIOR DESIGN
Studio Of Things X Studio Jeroen Wand

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
Thomas Mayer

LEAD ARCHITECT
Iggie Dekkers, Piet Hein Eek

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Archimedes Bv

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Soetens Bouwbedrijf Bv

BUILDING ENGINEER
D-ia Duurzame Installatie Architecten

AREA
404 m²

House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer

The client was clear from the very first meeting: they did not want a special house. Or not as a goal in itself. The focus had to be the quality of living for the family.

House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer

Apart from that, the budget was a reason to build pragmatically. We were confident that these principles would lead to an esthetical quality and would unexpectedly produce a special result.

To meet the clients' requirements, we chose to use industrial building methods to create a large volume in the form of a barn. The various residential functions are, as it were, composed within the building volume.

House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer

As a basis, we made a basement under the barn one meter above ground level. The living spaces in the basement have become a kind of garden room because of the windows.

Which protrude into the green garden-like loopholes. The basement is connected to the floors by open staircases.

House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer

The family lives connected in the whole house, but sleeping, working, playing and the entrance can be closed off with doors, which allows for privacy when wanted.

Because of the somewhat higher location and the fact that the house is placed backward in relation to the neighbors.

House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer

Despite the industrial construction where the steel construction covered with corrugated aluminum cladding with slender profiles determines the image.

The house is almost energy neutral. Under the corrugated skin, it is a pragmatic modern house. There is more and longer sun around the house and the garden plays an important role at both the front and the back.

House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer
House R
© Thomas Mayer


House R
Floor plan
House R
Floor plan
House R
Floor plan
House R
Elevation
House R
Section