It’s all well and marvelous. But when it comes to Belgian architecture firm Studio Omer, they have found inspiration in the ruins of an old Belgian barn and decided to design their new project around it. That’s how the Meok stand was born. It’s a house made out of stacked containers that were mixed in with the colorful local architecture and the ruins of an old building.
The house was built with simple materials that allow the structure to blend in with its surroundings. By using the ruins as a reference, the architects came up with the idea to create a contrasting play of contrasting materials that gradually make up a contrasting series of volumes. The house is located in Woerden Bloem, Amsterdam and covers an area of 599 square meters.
The design of the house centers around a spacious terrace. The exterior is minimalist and the interior is inviting and comfortable, creating the perfect environment for games and fun. The terrace is built of new slabs and partially rustycrete surfaces and it’s an alternation of concrete and brick walls. The house is a split level. The upper floor opens to the sun deck while the ground level is an open space occupied by the kitchen, dining room, living room and parents bedroom. The first floor contains a studio space and the functions of the ground floor office, the first floor is a private space and contains four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and terrace. You can also find a garage and a service area in the middle.