I love basic forms and this House Bierings from Rocha Tombal is a good example. The timber-clad building has different shaped windows protruding from its surfaces, at various angles on all sides.
The form and orientation of the building avoid visual contact with the adjacent houses: at the ground floor the angled ceiling of the kitchen accentuates the intensive contact with the garden. On the first floor, the different shaped openings in the roof and façade offer, like “fingers of light”, varied daylight experiences.
Rocha Tombal Architects was founded in 2006 by Ana Rocha and Michel Tombal, and is based in Amsterdam. The agency is active in architecture, interior design, and urban development.
In the few years of their existence they have done some nice projects. Their Water Tower was the first project to be shown on Minimalissimo and ever since we have been big fans.
Photography: Christian Richters