A Distinctive Perspective on the Water Is Offered by the Angular Second Floor of This Home


A modern house with angled middle floor.

stats architecten has designed a new house in Schiedam, a city in the Netherlands, that features a unique irregular angled floor.

The modern house has been included in the the transformation of a former industrial site into a residential area with 6 detached or semi-detached villas, all designed by stats architecten.

A wood, metal, and glass modern house.

The house has a simple design with 3 rectangular floors, with the middle floor having an angular rotation, while the wood, metal, and glass exterior adds a maritime touch, but is also a reference to the former industrial sheds of wood and steel.

A modern house with an exterior of wood, metal, and glass.

The waterfront side of the house has walls of glass. On the middle floor, a balcony is located off the dining room, while sharp corners give the house a dynamic appearance.

A modern house with an angled middle floor.
A modern house with a sharp angle and glass walls.

The home also has a patio that’s ideal for watching the boats pass by.

A patio that looks out to a waterway.

Inside, each floor connected by central staircase with wood treads.

A wood and white staircase.

The homeowner has an avid book collection, and the solution was to create a bookshelf that travels the complete height of the villa. Natural light from the skylight and windows keeps the staircase bright.

A tall bookshelf lines a staircase.
A bookcase that travels through the three floors of a modern house.

The floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors provide extensive views of the waterway and the treetops.

Glass walls provide unobstructed views.

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