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12 houses zutphen
1996–1998, competition 1st prize
project in cooperation with IAA Architects Enschede and Paulus Egers

The main idea of this project is ‘MASK’. A mask equals a shelter, a refuge, a transformation. It also signifies a filter; a specific filter of light, both daylight and artificial light, and people in this particular house. The design is simple and clear: the habitants of this tranquil house can withdraw themselves in an easy way. The idea of ‘mask’ can be found in the glazed main facade, covering three storeys. Behind this facade, a staircase can be found in which privacy is kept, although it is brighlty lit. Because of this, no secrets are revealed, yet the building remains an open one. The street and court are created by the twelve houses which lighten up, as being screens, at night. Behind these screens a play of habitants is performed, moving diagonally across the stairs. The courtal residence has it’s own centercourt, defined through the annex and the wall. This centercourt is a room of it’s own, an addition to the house.