Paul de vroom + sputnik complete dutch-style residential complex in Moscow
September 22, 2019 - Moscow
Dutch House is a pair of brickapartmentblocks inMoscowdesigned by Rotterdam studio Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik to directly reference the architecture of the Amsterdam School.
The19- and 20-storey towers, which contain 360 apartments, were designed to stand out from the blocks that surround them inwestern Moscow's District 75.
To do this the architecture studio looked tothe style of the AmsterdamSchool, developed in the early-1900s.
The pair of matching towers each have stepped facades with large curved bay-windows running diagonally up them that take their form from the Dutch style.
The form of the towers was also determined by Russia's building codes that require each room to receive at least two hours of sunlight every day, and the site, which is surrounded by high-rises.
The stepped-shaped plan means that each apartment has windows with two orientations, making it easier to meet this requirement on the overshadowed site.
The pair of residential towers are clad in red brick made in the Netherlands.
Internally the corridors and lobbies are decorated with patternednatural-stone walls,dark wooden doors and ceilings, and bronze door handles.