House IJburg

The most wonderful in a room is the light that comes through the window of the room. The sun never knew how great it was before a room was built – Louis Khan

This beautiful quote is mentioned on Rocha Tombal‘s website, the architects of this amazing House IJburg, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Ana Rocha and Michel Tombal are masters of light, which is something that any house in the rainy Netherlands is craving for, most of the year.

Paradoxical to the closed façade (which I really love, such a bold statement!), the house really embraces natural light.

Through the careful placement of windows and walls, each floor and room has its own light intensity: very light on the ground floor, slightly darker on the first and second floor, and again bathing in light on the top floor.

Almost a shame to add furniture!