Architecture · October 17, 2021 0


An Angular Second Floor Gives This Home A Unique View Of The Water

A modern house with angled middle floor.


stats architecten has designed a new house in Schiedam, a city in the Netherlands, that features a unique irregular angled floor.

The modern house has been included in the the transformation of a former industrial site into a residential area with 6 detached or semi-detached villas, all designed by stats architecten.


A wood, metal, and glass modern house.

The house has a simple with 3 rectangular floors, with the middle floor having an angular rotation, while the wood, metal, and glass exterior adds a maritime touch, but is also a reference to the former industrial sheds of wood and steel.

A modern house with an exterior of wood, metal, and glass.

The waterfront side of the house has walls of glass. On the middle floor, a balcony is located off the dining room, while sharp corners give the house a dynamic appearance.


A modern house with an angled middle floor.A modern house with a sharp angle and glass walls.

The home also has a patio that’s ideal for watching the boats pass by.


A patio that looks out to a waterway.

Inside, each floor connected by central staircase with wood treads.

A wood and white staircase.

The homeowner has an avid book collection, and the solution was to create a bookshelf that travels the complete height of the villa. Natural light from the skylight and windows keeps the staircase bright.


A tall bookshelf lines a staircase.A bookcase that travels through the three floors of a modern house.

The floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors provide extensive views of the waterway and the treetops.


Glass walls provide unobstructed views.

Photography by DigiDaan | Architecture Firm: stats architecten | Lead Architect: Ralph van de Donk | Design Team: Ralph van de Donk, Michiel Bosch, Henk Magrijn | Engineering: Jecon Engineering | Contractor: A annemingsbedrijf Lagendijk | Cabinet maker: Jan van Hoorn | Developer: Uvago/Architema