SODAE-House by VMX Architects

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SODAE-House by VMX Architects

Located on the south suburban edges of Amsterdam, the SODAE-House is a bunker-like single family residence, that owned and designed by architect Don Murphy, a founding partner of VMX Architects.

Architects: VMX Architects
Location: Amstelveen, Netherlands
Photographs: Mark Seelen, Courtesy of VMX

SODAE-House by VMX Architects
© Mark Seelen
SODAE-House by VMX Architects
© Mark Seelen

This two-storey house made of concrete, sunk into the meadow of a private island at an intersection of waterways between Amsterdam, Amstelveen and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.

SODAE-House by VMX Architects
© Mark Seelen
SODAE-House by VMX Architects
© Mark Seelen

The sloping glass walls offer views of a canal and the unspoiled polder landscape.

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SODAE-House by VMX Architects
Courtesy of VMX
SODAE-House by VMX Architects
Courtesy of VMX
SODAE-House by VMX Architects
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The living room and kitchen are arranged in a loft-like space on the first floor. The bedrooms and bathrooms are situated on the ground floor. The basement contains an additional programme such as a fitness room and a home cinema.

SODAE-House by VMX Architects
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SODAE-House by VMX Architects
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Inspiration from architect:

The starting point for the concept was the perception of the landscape, the distant high buildings of the Zuid As and the Rembrandt Tower as well as the view of the aeroplanes travelling to and from Schiphol.