Panorama Penthouse, The Netherlands

荷蘭 全景頂層公寓

Bureau Fraai

For the casco penthouse of nearly 300 square meters with a ceiling height of up to 4,75m, Bureau Fraai was asked to make a design that respected and fully embraced the beautiful panoramic views of the sea on one side and the city on the other side.


To maintain and even maximise these views Bureau Fraai decided to not introduce any obstructing walls. By designing an open floor plan with free-standing oak-wood volumes the façade was kept clear. This way, the surroundings are always present in every part of the penthouse making you fully aware of the changing colours of the seasons, the tides and of the sunrise and sunset that are never the same.


對於近三百平方公尺,且天花板高度近五公尺的頂層公寓格局,設計團隊 Bureau Fraai 予以尊重與包容的態度,規劃一處兼具海景和城市景觀的住宅設計。



To strengthen this relation with the surroundings the architects chose a neutral basis of white and light grey colours for the floors, ceilings and existing walls. In a well-balanced contrast to these neutral colours the free-standing volumes on the seaside are relating to the colours of the dunes and beaches and therefor materialised in a light oak wood. These volumes create a warm and natural touch with its colour, texture and refined details. As a contrast, in the kitchen and dining room the sober grey colours refer to the modern city skyline.


The free-standing wooden volumes accommodate private functions such as the master bathroom, the walk-in closet, the sauna and the office space. At the same time these volumes roughly 'separate' the common areas and hallway from the two bedrooms. If needed a physical separation can be made by closing fully glazed steel sliding doors that are integrated neatly in the wooden volumes. At the short end of the penthouse the common areas are organised as a tripod containing the elevated living room, the media & lounge room and the dining area and kitchen. These areas are directly connected to the outdoor terraces. At the core, with a ceiling height of 4,75 meter, a rectangular central volume is introduced accommodating the technical- and storage room, toilet and second bathroom. On top of this volume a mezzanine creates extra storage spaces and at the same time provides a look-out to the unique interior and ever-changing colours of the surrounding skies.





Principal Architects:Rikjan Scholten.Daniel Aw

Contractor:Meerland Bouw

Character of Space:Residential

Building Area:300 ㎡

Principal Materials:Wood.Glass

Location:The Netherlands

Photos:Flare Department/Mart Goossens

Text:Bureau Fraai

Interview:Grace Hung


主要建築師:里克詹.舒爾騰 丹尼爾.歐

施工單位:Meerland Bouw


建築面積:300 平方公尺



影像:Flare Department/馬特.古森斯

文字:Bureau Fraai


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