This is a project by Dreissen architects + JagerJanssen architects and it is located at Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was submitted to Architecture News Plus (ANP) by JagerJanssen architects. Project's program: Restaurant and penthouse. There are eight images for Restaurant Het Bosch.
The client owned a restaurant which was located on exactly the same spot. The site is magnificent: near Amsterdam and right next to De Nieuwe Meer — a lake near Amsterdam. This old restaurant needed to be replaced.
The Design has two distinct faces: one towards the marina and one facing the Nieuwe Meer lake. Both faces derive their qualities and appearance from the surroundings. The marina side is rough, seeking relation with boat hangar architecture. The lake facade is more horizontal, broad and refined. Large transparent surfaces exhibit the restaurant interior. The characteristic roof intermediates between these two aspects: it morphs from 3-pithced roof to a straight edge. This space saving configuration makes it possible to fit the desired program into the tight prescribed envelope.
A magnificent view from the restaurant is created by lifting the built volume. This intervention gives room to a storage space for 6 sloops underneath the restaurant. On the top floor is the penthouse of the client situated, as well as some restaurant facilities.
By using a durable and prefab construction of laminated wooden elements, the building time was significantly reduced.
The ground floor is founded on 8 pipe piles with a closed end. The steel frame on top of these piles bears the concrete ground floor. On top of his ‘base’ the rest of the building was constructed almost completely out of wood: a framework of wooden columns and beams, moment-fixed connected. The walls and roof consist out of prefabricated solid cross-laminated timber panels (Kaufmann Crossplan). For the façade we used preserved wooden timber.
Due to building regulations the maximum building height had to be 9 metres, measured from ground level. Additional the minimum roofslope had to be 15º. It was a great challenge to realize 3 floors (boathouse / restaurant / penthouse). Fortunately the low average water level gave us another 80 centimeters.