WAA nominated for the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award for the V' House
The V' House, located in Maastricht, has been nominated for the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award. Designed for a couple that collects vintage cars, the house totals 530 m2 and is located in Maastricht. It is entered through two oversized sliding glass doors that perforate its front façade, which is composed of structural glazing. These doors serve as the house’s main entry, and open in different combinations depending on access type–by foot or automobile. Due to safety and privacy concerns, these glass entry doors have no handles or keyholes and are instead remotely opened from any iPhone, from anywhere in the world. The living room has been suspended from two I-beams that span two masonry bearing walls that surround the rear of the site, which allows its volume to float above the Aston Martins below. This living room flows into the adjacent kitchen, which creates one contiguous space that spans the entire length of the house's site. The custom furnishings, together with its in-situ concrete and multiple roof terraces, make the V’ House an expression of free space in a regulated heritage context.