The Parkhouse in the Estate Oosterwold is situated on a plot of 1913 square meters and is located directly next to one of the three ponds in the innovative urban farming park that is Estate Oosterwold.
The Parkhouse has got a long rectangular floorplan and a north-south orientation. Because of this north-south orientation, the house is situated in line with the pond. Also, the house has a beautiful view to the north in combination with terraces facing east and west.
The building consists out of a truss less volume with a saddle roof. The height of the gutter is 2.80 meters and the height of the ridge of the roof is 4.50 meters. Because of this height the building blends perfectly in the parklike surroundings. On the inside the house is unexpectedly spacious. This perception of space is enhanced by vistas along the inner facade. These vistas are possible, because the walls of the rooms have been kept free of the facade. To make the vistas possible, the rooms are not, as usual, connected through a central hall. Instead the rooms are connected by hallways along the facades. The lean steel window frames and freely rotating doors have been chosen to enhance the indoors spacious effect even further.
The timber frame of the house is cladded with quarter-sawn, burned, brushed and black stained Douglas blackwood in three different widths. Like the facade, the roof is also anthracite black. Flat roofing tiles and PV-panels in the same size have been chosen to make the PV-panels blend in with the roofing tiles. In this black volume clustered vertical openings for the windows and doors are made. These openings are embedded in a deepened frame of oiled Platowood. This house, which is can be used the entire life cycle, is energy efficient. The IBA IIIB system purifies the waste water on the own plot. Half of this plot is used for urban farming. 03-09-2018