The Modern Steel Study House II
Designed by Hague-based design studio Archipelontwepers, The Steel Study House II is based in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. The house reflects this division, the façade facing the town is also part of this built environment. On the opposite side however you have a wonderful view over the lake and the open field. This contrast in orientation is the essence of the design of this house: on one side the closed and suburban relation with the town and on the other side the open view of a belvedere. The concept for the Steel Study House II was to design it using lightweight prefabricated components. During the process this concept has been brought one step further, it has become the first prototype which has made use of prefab steel components of the ‘Multiplicity building system’. The design of the Steel Study House prototypes are a continuous laboratory for the search and definition of the contemporary house within the ever evolving urban environment of the city. Check out Images of the house from Marcel van der Burg.