Parel 064 nuzzles, drills and wriggles itself into the surrounding structures of Morsweg 58. In this way it responds to the
architecture of the adjacent façades and the stately entrance gate. On the lowest level the view and the access to the
tranquil park and to the shore of the Rhine is kept. This ‘pearl’ can turn its back to the busy Morsweg and opens itself with
its glass façades and terraces to green and water.
Shutters in the front façade -clad in ‘Zwarthout’ slats- offer a view on the busy street or may lock this out. They form a
reference to the shutters that can be found along the historical streets and canals of Leiden. The wooden building contains
three apartments. The entrance hall and three storages are located on the ground floor. The apartments above it have
private access from the elevator. A spacious bathroom is positioned in the center of the dwelling. Next to it the kitchen
offers an open connection to the dining and living area. Bedroom and living room are oriented to the sun. The dining area
is the space with the shutters and is positioned on the front side, over the complete width of the apartment. Due to this
excess other activities can be integrated here: apart from the dining space for instance a library. Inside, the wooden walls
and ceilings are left blank. Partition walls and ceilings in and around the bathroom are finished in plasterboard.
Every apartment offers an outdoor area in the form of a spacious terrace, with wooden floorboards. The terraces are
connected to an external staircase. As an extra the upper apartment possesses a private roof terrace, that can be reached
with a private spiral staircase. The apartments are extremely energy efficient due to high quality insulation, heat-cold
storage in the soil, floor heating and a solar cell installation on the roof.
Top floor apartment of about 66 m2 with dining room, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and south-facing balcony with private access to an ample roof terrace. Total outside space 33 m2. Both the balcony and the roof terrace overview the canal and the park/greenery at the back.