DUB RESIDENCE // A PREFAB HOUSE IN THE NETHERLANDS

The 2500 SF Dub residence was conceived as the intersection of two basic volumes: a low stone volume flanking the street with a wood clad T-volume crossing over and cantilevering far into the garden. We used a prefabricated construction technique, where completely finished panels get delivered by truck and a crane hoists the house in place over a period of 3 days. The house was further finished, detailed and completed in 6 weeks. 

INTERSECTED SPACE -  The stone ground floor volume contains a living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom suite. Perched above the stone volume is the cantilevered wood clad second floor with a double-height atrium connecting living spaces with the office above. Upstairs, we find guest bedrooms and bathrooms and storage spaces. This lightweight box of wood and glass is angled towards the garden, and ends with a generous balcony. The cantilever creates a shadowed terrace below, directly off the master bedroom.

PREFAB - The prefab method makes for a short and predictable construction period, and eliminates the usual stress related to unforeseen costs and unreliable timing. On the other hand, it adds a high quality and precision to the construction and the engineering. The 15’ cantilever was essentially built as a wooden composite beam without the addition of any steel reinforcement.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY/LOW MAINTENANCE - The prefab panels provide a high level of insulation, which reduces energy consumption. Our use of strategically placed glass allows for passive solar energy. The radiant floor system guarantees efficient heating and cooling. The choice of natural materials for the exterior promotes a natural ‘aging’ process and is very low maintenance; using untreated reclaimed Ipe siding for natural resistance to decay and weathering, and reclaimed wood window / door framing with 1’ insulated glass units need little maintenance. Prefabrication helped us to make the Dub Residence an affordable, intelligent building. 

 

 

INFO

Project Type:  Custom Designed, Pre-Fabricated, Private Residence

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Area: 2,500 sf // 232 m2

Status: Completed 2008

Design: Archi-Tectonics

Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam

Architect of Record: Pass Architektur

Photography: Archi-Tectonics

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