Eclectic Diamond House: Bold, Modern Design in Amsterdam
Welcome to the Eclectic Diamond House – a stunning modern home located in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district. Designed by Engel Architecten in 2018, this property boasts a unique combination of sloping and flat roofs with a bold exterior in hues of anthracite.
As you step inside, you’ll be greeted with an eclectic interior that perfectly complements the sleek design of the house. With split-level spaces, the design creates a lively interplay between the various areas, making it the perfect home for anyone who loves contemporary living.
About Eclectic Diamond House
Modern House with Bold Appearance Built in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West District
The former police academy in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district has been redeveloped into a neighborhood with plots for private housing. The future residents had a clear vision for their home: a modern house with a bold appearance.
Designing for Character and Contrast
The design comprises a main volume with a sloped roof and a lower extension with a flat roof. This gives the house a distinct character, with the steep angle of the roof combined with the large dormer extending over two floors. The exterior of the house is finished entirely in hues of anthracite, while the interior is eclectic.
Materials for a Split-Level Home
The roof and facades on the upper floors are made of aluminum standing seam panels, while the plinth is constructed with anthracite masonry. A strip window circles the volume, separating the two parts and creating a lively interplay between the various spaces.
Photography courtesy of Engel Architecten
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