With its wide walls of glass and a ribbon-like white facade that winds its way around the building, this home on the banks of Lake Zurich is so light and mobile in appearance that it resembles a futuristic vessel that has sailed in from the lake and found itself a natural place to dock.
Dutch design office zone quid architected recently completed a new home in one of the suburbs of Roosendaal. The 225 m² house silhouette, several floors for living with a gable roof. The main goal was to create a strong relation between the interior and the exterior of the plot. For example the house is placed on a raised terrace. This terrace becomes part of the living space but also the other way around. The volumes are then shifted relative to each other and are abstraction the silhouette. In addition, the outdoor relationship is enforced by the glass wedge that splits the volume into two, this creates light and space deep into home. But also the bay windows contribute to a optimal penetration of the surrounding area, they come out of the facede literally.
In cases where the column loads are large, the columns are close to each other or the regional ground is weak, a single footing is manufactured under the two columns. This single bolt takes the loads from the two columns and transmits them to the ground uniformly. These types of foundations are called "compound foundations". On the side of the column with high axial strength, the footing is made wider, so that the soil stress is uniform under the footing.