Stitched within the medieval tapestry of Maastricht, the V’ House was constructed for a couple that collects vintage cars, overlooking the panoramic views over the spired roofline of the city.
For privacy reasons, the front façade was fully glazed with a highly reflective coating that compose an image of historical buildings fluttering in the wind.
The ground floor is both open to the exterior elements and sunken to the rear of the site, which makes possible the maximum two-story height allowance. A covered portion of this exterior space serves as an outdoor parking garage for the owners’ collection of Aston Martins.
A cut was created in the house front façade to generate a triangulated surface, voids were cut into the maximum permitted volume to ensure that natural light spills throughout the interior.
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Circulation throughout the house occurs via two paths. A ‘slow’ stair leads from the ground floor to the expansive living room, which is connected to the partially raised kitchen and dining areas by a small ramp. A ‘fast’ stairwell traverses the entire height of the house and, together with the platform elevator, allows for direct vertical shortcuts to all levels of living.