studio for dutch sculptor frans v/d ven
The location is on the outskirts of dutch new-town almere. The building concept is a box-in-a-box. The outer box is a 12,6x9,6x6,6 m cor-ten steel clad structure. The wooden inner box is attached to one of the inner walls, but otherwise free standing in the space, also detached from the ceiling. This box contains on the ground floor storage, workspace and utility rooms, and on the upper floor office space and archive. The inner box is slightly lifted from the floor, standing on a steel base. The inside walls of the outer box are white plaster and contrasts in texture and material to the chip board clad inner box.