Mobius House


Het Gooi, Netherlands, 1993–1998

The organizational and formal structure of the private house is based on a double-locked torus, the mobius loop. The intertwining trajectory of the loop relates to the 24-hour living and working cycle of the family, where individual working spaces and bedrooms are aligned but collective areas are situated at the crossing points of the paths. In a similar manner these unfolding lines are materialized with glass and concrete, swapping the conventional use of these materials.

Client: Anonymous
Location: ‘t Gooi, the Netherlands
Building area: 520 m²
Program: Single family house
Status/phase: Realized 1998
Photography: Christian Richters, Eva Bloem

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Ben van Berkel with Aad Krom, Jen Alkema and Matthias Blass, Remco Bruggink, Marc Dijkman, Casper le Fevre, Rob Hootsmans, Tycho Soffree, Giovanni Tedesco, Harm Wassink

Landscape architect: West 8, Rotterdam
Structural Engineering: ABT, Velp