Spatial experience is in the detail. Imagine: the changing appearance of nature, framed by a window. Sight lines from inside to outside. A loft, an overhang, a line of glass. All architectural design elements we use to mark the transitions between inside and outside, between different spaces. Applied in a smart, strategic or a subtle way, they contribute to the perception of the space and of its environment. In this way, we design your living or working experience. Both for a home and an office, emotion and feelings play a part. Maybe, you want an office with the appearance of a villa. While talking and sketching, we, together will find out. Do you wish to optimize the view over the water from your living room? Then we lift your house, metaphorically and literally, and solve the parking problem in one go.
Every project is unique and our architects will interpret the context in their own way. Nevertheless, our firm preserves its clear and recognizable style. Intensive meetings between our architects leads to the exchange of the best ideas as well as a cohesive signature of our firm. Given our sense of ( financial) reality, we never design castles in the air. Your budget will lead our creativity.
Professionalism comes with a large dose of experience, even if we say so ourselves. You may expect from us that we, next to adding architectural value, ensure an accurate budget and planning. Hence, no surprises, apart from creative ones. Our team features broad knowledge and experience in the field of building techniques as well as project management. We strive for an integral design process where we, if necessary, involve and incorporate external expertise in an early stage of the process. In this way, we make clever use of both our knowledge and the knowledge of others, towards the best results.
For us, teamwork is interaction, a trade of ideas, wishes, ambitions and dreams. We like to see you as sparring partner more than just as a client. Before we start drawing your project using state of the art CAD software, we pay a lot of attention to the sketch phase: proper conversations with each other about the question behind your question. Together we explore the surrounding of your future home or building, and as we are getting along in the process, we look for suitable materials. In this way our talks will become more and more definite, until we are both convinced about the final design.
As of the start of our firm in 1991, sustainable design and building formed the core of our firm’s strategy. Naturally, the client plays an important role in the realization of a sustainable house or building. An example is the head office of sustainable producer of powdered milk Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, which obtained the BREEAM certificate. A truly Win-win: the office contributes to the sustainable identity of Vreugdenhil and saves a lot of energy costs. In 2011 we built an autarkic home in Lochem — energy neutral due to smart design and a combination of sustainable techniques and installations like — among others — a heat pump and solar panels. In an exploratory meeting we would be glad to present to you examples of our expertise and experience in innovations which we gained throughout the years. We believe that sustainability and aesthetics can work perfectly together. We will demonstrate this notion to you using examples of our designs.
Finally, in our opinion high end architecture is not inevitably paired to large projects and a high budget. We also work on smaller projects such as a garage renovation or dormer window.
To cut a long story short, If you are considering building a new house or office and have many open question, please know that we would be very glad to be part of the process to find the right answers. In a first meeting – without any obligations- we, together can scope the challenge and define the road map of the journey! Contact us and let us know when and where you would like us to meet other!
Maas Architecten is member of the BNA ( Association of Dutch Architects).