Overview in images of Rebel House, a project by Space Encounters Office for Architecture
About Rebel House, a project by Space Encounters Office for Architecture
Rebel House is a small though rebellious house in an urban and architectural wasteland of banality in Almere Poort. The small size of the 9×8 metre plot, and a permitted height of just 3.7m, represented an interesting challenge that was solved with a distinctive tailor made house and a butterfly roof. The possibilities of a detached house were maximised with views and light on all sides, enriching the living qualities of the compact dwelling. The indentations of the roof and on the east and west facades give the house character, while also opening up specific parts of the plot for outside garden spaces.
The exterior is clad with corrugated aluminium sheeting that is a cost effective and robust material, yet strengthens the shape of the house and makes it shine bright in the sunlight. The open plan interior is warm and timbered. A central island houses the bathroom, cloakroom, cupboard, cabinets, wardrobe and even a guest bed. The living and sleeping areas are separated by a sliding door. In summertime hidden double doors can be opened towards the garden that features a triangular shed to create more intimacy at this end of the house.