The ‘Freebooter’ Building Has A Louvered Wood Facade

May 2, 2019

Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop has recently completed 'Freebooter', a new pre-fabricated building that houses two separate residences, and features a parametric louvered facade. #WoodFacade #WoodSlatFacade #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Francisco Nogueira (left and bottom right) and Michael Sieber (top right)

 

Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop has recently completed ‘Freebooter‘, a new pre-fabricated building that houses two separate residences, and features a parametric louvered facade.

The building design takes its cue from Dutch maritime history, specifically Freebooters, which are historical figures who assembled freelance sailing teams to take to the high seas in search of adventure and new lands.

 

Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop has recently completed 'Freebooter', a new pre-fabricated building that houses two separate residences, and features a parametric louvered facade. #ModernArchitecture #Louvers #WoodSlatFacade #BuildingDesign

Photography by Francisco Nogueira

The design was inspired by the Freebooters’ courageous spirit, as it explores new realms of design. The designers’ studied the movement of the sun year-round to create the parametric shape and positioning of the building’s louvers.


The designers' of this modern building studied the movement of the sun year-round to create the parametric shape and positioning of the building’s louvers. #WoodSlatBuilding #ModernArchitecture #Louvers #WoodFacade

Photography by Francisco Nogueira

By positioning the louvers at certain angles, they allow the optimal amount of sunlight to flood the apartments, as well as provide the necessary privacy of the inhabitants.


Wood louvers allow the optimal amount of sunlight to flood this modern building, as well as provide the necessary privacy of the inhabitants. #WoodSlats #WoodLouvers #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Michael Sieber (top) and Francisco Nogueira (bottom left and right)

The development’s construction was entirely prefabricated down to the last detail, with western red cedar, pine, and steel, being the key materials used throughout each apartment. This combination of materials also references materials used in ship-building.


Wood louvers allow the optimal amount of sunlight to flood this modern building, as well as provide the necessary privacy of the inhabitants. #WoodSlats #WoodLouvers #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Francisco Nogueira | Design Studio: GG-loop | Development: Johan Beijers, Giacomo Garziano | Design Team: Giacomo Garziano, Robbie Nijzen, Simone Peluso, Daniele Colombati, Jan-Willem Terlouw, Piergiorgio Angius, Luis Cascales, Krzysztof Zinger | Construction Engineering: Pieters Bouwtechniek | Installations Engineering: Mabutec | Main contractor: Kolthof BV | Timber construction: Binderholz, Ekoflin | Installations: JF Totaaltechniek | Kitchen and bathrooms: KCP Amsterdam, Peer Kolsters | Switches & systems: Jung | Floors and Walls finishing: Senso | Meshes: Carl Stahl | Furniture supplier: Plaisier Interieur

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