The Wave

The scaly facades of this expressive design are made up of zinc-clad flat panels. The dwellings are arranged in 6 storeys, and appear to slide out of the facade like partly open matchboxes. The outward bulge is strongest on the side facing the water, and it casts a wave-shaped shadow on the facade surface. Van Zuuk’s buildings usually have a feather-light appearance, but the substantial mass of this building unequivocally marks the boundary of land and water.