SODAE-House by VMX Architects

Located on the south suburban edges of Amsterdam, the SODAE-House is a bunker-like single-family residence, 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

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

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

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 program such as a fitness room and a home cinema.

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.