Nieuw Leyden Project by 24H Harmonizes Interior and Exterior Form

 - Apr 13, 2011
References: 24h-architecture & contemporist
If I didn't know what the inner program of the Nieuw Leyden Project by 24H Architecture looked like, I'd still be enamored with the lush lumber facade. The onlooker might, however, be interested to note that the undulating lines up the exterior of the structure actually mimic the voids within it.

Given the tightly packed nature of this residence next to its neighbors, this warm, wood-clad dwelling must pull sunlight in from just two sides as well as skylights. A gap carved vertically down the space of building illuminates the perforated timber interior, acting as proof of the home's uniqueness inside and out.

This particular commission for the Nieuw Leyden Project by 24H Architecture exists as part of a larger venture in which each of the 18 row houses within this street, in the Netherlands' north Leiden, has been designed in distinctively divergent styles by different architects.