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Wooden Hut Designed by Interior Design JCC in Italy

By • May 3, 2018

This cabin undoubtedly has an interior that is marked by the rustic quality of the materials used – mostly wood in its rawest state, brick, and stone, a combination that always gives us as a result a warm and cozy atmosphere, as it almost automatically grants spaces a feeling of home and comfort.

Dining room in rustic wood and brick ceiling

It is located in Limone PIemonte, in Italy, and was designed by Luca Soave of the firm Interior Design JCC. The ceiling, which is built in waves that form arches, is completely made out of brick, giving the space a marked sense of character without making it too dark.

Wooden dining room with wooden chairs
Wooden dining room with wooden chairs

For me, and I am sure that for many other people, a rustic atmosphere is welcoming, as it brings a feeling of belonging to the place, and feeling like we can relax completely in them. Nevertheless, in its furniture we see a touch of a very current style. In the dining room, the chairs keep a modern touch that perfectly fits with the table of thick wood and creates a cozy space.
The kitchen, made completely out of wood, was equipped with modern appliances to provide all the imaginable comforts.

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Stairs made of thick wood that form a single piece from beginning to end seem to float in the air. We find the same in the bedrooms, where contemporary beds with modern lamps in platinum metal illuminate the spaces without subtracting for a second the charm that the rustic details give them.

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Interior made of wood with bookshelves
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Wooden stairs
Wooden stairs
Wooden stairs
Room with wooden floors and stone walls
Room with wooden floors and stone walls
Wooden bathroom
Wooden bathroom
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Cabin Designed for a Couple Who Like to Enjoy Nature

By • Apr 18, 2018

PV Cabin is a private residence located in Pinto, a town and commune in Ñuble Province, in the Biobío Region of Chile. It was designed by Lorena Troncoso Valencia in 2016, and covers a total ground area of merely 24 square meters.

Cabin located on rocks

The clients for this cabin are a young couple of climbers who love participating in rock sports, so they chose an area of Chile known for its mountain range landscape. The problem of the structure’s limited space was solved by building in a vertical manner, so that the space was expanded with a double height. In this way, all needs — sleeping, eating, cleaning, and some room for leisure — were covered.

Cottage surrounded by high mountains
Thick vegetation covers the cabin

The home is located in a small clearing at the end of a winding and wooded road, and is surrounded by lush trees and backed by a high wall of grey rock, and it is raised on wooden piles one and a half meters above the ground to avoid contact with the snow in the winter season. This privileged location ensures sun, ventilation, and plenty of natural light for the home.

Cabin in the middle of the forest

The ground floor of the home holds the kitchen, dining room, and a working area; the bedroom sits upstairs.

Interior of the wood-covered cabin
Small kitchen in rustic style
Black fireplace and glass wall
Bedroom area
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Project of a Barn With a Markedly Contemporary Style

By • Apr 4, 2018

This 1,500 square foot multipurpose barn project in Ancram, New York, USA, was completed in 2017 by the architecture firm Worrell Yeung Architecture, under the direction of its architecture professionals Max Worrell and Jejon Yeung.

View of the barn on the hill

The space is located on the side of a 30-acre property, with an existing traditional house and other structures. This modern barn adopts an unmistakably contemporary design approach, while incorporating elements of the Hudson Valley agrarian lifestyle. The general shape of the building is clean and simple, and its volume is a single and discreet structure of gable roof that sits on the hillside. The retaining walls create a playground between the barn and the house.

Barn in black wood with parking space
Barn area with covered terrace
View of the interior of the terrace in the barn

The barn has parking capacity for two cars, along with a garden area and a flexible and covered outdoor room. This space has large gates that strategically frame the views of the Berkshires Mountain. Inside, the prefabricated wooden scissor frame structure and the wooden frame are exposed.

The selection of materials everywhere was made to be durable and low-maintenance, given the climatic zone. The roof is made of black metal and the exterior is covered with hemlock wood with vertical black spots, while the interior is covered with the same natural wood.

Interior of the barn parking area
Inner terrace of the barn lined in wood
View of the mountains from inside the barn
View of the barn at the evening
Night view of the barn
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Remodeling a Small Apartment That is 21 Years Old

By • Apr 4, 2018

This functional and modern apartment is located in a residential building that is 21 years old and is located in the central section of the city of Chongqing, China. The space, recently remodeled in 2018, has an area of 71 square meters. Jin Xue, from the interior design firm Xue Jin Architecture Network, was in charge of its design.

Shared living and study area

This construction, respectfully built on a mountain, is a typical local residence. For the past two decades, it was home to a couple and their only child. Now, it is owned by a young couple who, dissatisfied with the original design, lighting, and ventilation, decided to carry out the remodeling to create a more pleasant, comfortable, and functional space that could satisfy their needs.

Circular opening connects the living room with the small balcony area
Balcony with space for relaxation
View of the living room from inside the balcony
Shoe space

For the reconstruction of the apartment, it was important to focus on the kitchen and the bathroom. The owner wanted to have a more luminous and spacious kitchen, to cook every day and enjoy the preparation of meals with friends. Whereas with the bathroom, the owner wanted to have a relatively independent bathroom with a bathtub.

It has two relatively private rooms, and a shared open space that, thanks to its flexibility, can serve various functions. The open space was designed to bring the occupants closer to each other while performing daily activities.

Kitchen made in black and white
Dining area in the kitchen
Dining area in wood
Room with double single bed
Bathroom with bathtub
Night view of the interior of the apartment
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A House With Colors that Merge Harmoniously with its Surroundings

By • Apr 3, 2018

The architectural firm Laurynas Žakevičius Architects designed this fabulous house in 2014. The wonderful exterior is perfectly complemented by its interior, an exhibition of good taste and a perfect example of the capabilities of architects Laurynas Žakevičius, and Evelina Gumuliauskaitė.

Spectacular garden contrasts with the black facade of the house

The house, located in Vilnius, Lithuania, has an area of 275 square meters and is situated on a slope, which has been coupled to create a continuous space. The site is divided into two areas at different levels: an approach area and an inner courtyard for relaxation. The main entrance and technical facilities are one level lower than the main house area.

Tunnel that connects both sides of the house
Spectacular garden with covered terrace

Access to the patio rises along the naturally sloping ramp below the house, directing visitors towards the back of the site. Inside the interior garden, the floor merges with the floor of the living room, dining room, and bedroom areas of the house.

You can go to the lawn directly from the bedroom. The concrete lining of the front elevation was selected to match with the retention of concrete walls. The remaining part of the house is covered with black stone tiles and natural wood.

The light and minimalist house style and the dark natural colors of the building merge harmoniously with nature and the surroundings.

Covered terrace
Interior with wooden floors
Entrance with wooden floors
Spacious and modern living room with stone wall
Spacious and modern living room with stone wall and fireplace
Modern and spacious living-dining area and kitchen
Kitchen-dining room in white and gray
Minimalist kitchen in white, wood and gray
Wooden Kitchen details
Modern bedroom in gray range
White and gray bathroom with wooden floors
Bathroom with modern and elegant pieces
Storage area in the bathroom
Night view of the exterior
Night view from the garden
Entire night view of the outside
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Wonderful Duplex on a Colorful Beach Promenade in California, USA

By • Mar 29, 2018

This wonderful design fuses the desires of both parties: discrepant desires that obviously, at some point, crossed and managed to reach the perfect balance to please and meet the needs and expectations of both. This challenging task was under the direction of the architectural firm Modal Design, in 2016, who managed to create an environment full of warmth. Modern, and at the same time traditional, it is exposed to the open air and full of life in a space of 3263 square feet.

Side view of the duplex with its wonderful wooden walls

It is located in the area of Venice, California, USA, an area especially known for its canals and beaches as well as for its colorful promenade by the sea, in a somewhat bohemian residential area.

Garden connected to the interior by glass doors

Two outdoor gardens were carved from the building’s mass, each programmed for individual activities and needs, such as eating, relaxing and dining, and responding to the path of the sun. A private patio near the street takes advantage of the morning sun and a grassy lawn for the owner’s dogs, while a more public patio in the back encompasses the afternoon sun and proximity to a covered patio for dining outdoors. This subsequent public space is shared between the upper and lower units and allows physical and visual interaction between landlords and their tenants.

Garden with fireplace and meeting area
Kitchen-living room connected to the garden
Terrace area with rustic wooden furniture
Terrace area
Study area made of wood
Large kitchen with dining area and high wooden ceilings
Kitchen with wooden ceilings and skylight
Kitchen with wooden ceilings and hanging lamps
Kitchen with wooden ceilings and hanging lamps
Internal terrace with wooden furniture
Bathroom with wooden accessories
Large bathroom in white and brown
Shower area and bathtub with glass wall
Night view of the garden
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Traditional Structure With a Veranda on a Roof

By • Mar 27, 2018

Studio Course, an Indian architectural firm based in Pune, has completed this project, an exploration of the traditional structure of a home in Maharashtra, India, a so called Veranda on a Roof. It was added to the roof of a twelve storey building, and serves as a transitional space between a public and private area, or between a house and a street.

Interior view from the terrace
Barbecue area on the terrace

When Studio Course designed this veranda, they designed it as a space to keep the family in mind, and for it to serve as a special place to be added to a home and which would revolve around books, food, and plants. As such, it houses a library and a pantry, their spaces rich and warm, and the perfect mixture between rustic and elegant through the use of polished concrete and wooden surfaces, as well as thick wooden ceiling beams. Textiles serve to add touches of color through the space, giving it an extra hint of vibrancy.

Barbecue area with wooden furniture
Wooden desk area and chair in colorful textile
Interior with both floor and walls in concrete
Wooden furniture with decorative ornaments
Floating stairs in dark wood
Concrete walls and wooden ceiling with beams

One enters the space through a wooden staircase after leaving a living room below. This staircase was previously encased by walls which were torn down in order to open up the space and brighten it up. This has also eased the communication between the two spaces, allowing them to engage in a dialogue.

Wooden stairs and golden railings
Wooden stairs and golden railings
Night view of the terrace with furniture
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Concrete House with a Simple and Elegant Interior

By • Mar 22, 2018

This house, occupying a space of roughly 360 square meteres, appears strong and rough on the exterior. However, its interior surprises us kindly with a set of wide, bright, and warming spaces. It is located in Sanfins, Portugal, and the design was made in 2017 by the architectural firm Pedro Henrique.

Concrete facahada

Located in a rural context, but close to the historical and central center of Santa Maria da Feira, the project is developed from the recovery of an existing stone house and the construction of a new concrete body. These two structures are interconnected by a wooden structure and wide openings, merging as one the interior and exterior.

Concrete house surrounded by green spaces

The entrance of the house is the central and intermediate point of distribution that relates the two floors. The upper floor, dedicated to the private spaces of the home, we can see two areas of differing make: the first space, of concrete walls, consists of the children’s bedrooms and bathrooms, whilst the second space, of stone walls, consists of the parents’ bedrooms. Meanwhile, the lower floor is destined to all the social areas and bathrooms.

Interior garden
Living room with wooden floors and ceilings
White living room with black fireplace
Kitchen made in white with wood
White kitchen with wooden floors and ceilings

Inside, we are surprised by the materials with which it has been designed, we can observe a  simple white color on the walls and floors, accompanied by a wooden ceiling. This creates a unique contrast full of elegance and warmth where simplicity is valued.

Corridor with wooden ceilings and glass walls
Wooden dining room
Wooden stairs
Interior with concrete walls
Stairs with views
Room with glass walls
Room in white and wood
Triple room with wooden floors and ceilings
Triple room in white
Wood bathroom
Night view of the exterior with glass walls
Exterior view during night hours
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Concrete House with a Simple Design Made for a Young Family

By • Mar 19, 2018

This fabulous house, the exterior of which is made mostly out of concrete and glass, has been designed by the architects Kate Fitzpatrick and Benjamin Stibbard, part of the team at the architectural firm Auhaus Architecture. The home is located in the city of Torquay, in Australia, and it covers a total ground area of 341 square meters. It was completed in 2015.

Facade of concrete and glass walls

The material with which the design was made was dealt with in a very natural way, accepting both its inherent strengths and shortcomings. The control of innate imperfections to the material was abandoned, leaving the surfaces untreated. Paired with natural hardwood, the house is elementary and raw, but nonetheless warm and inviting. In short, it is the perfect home for a young family.The site is narrowly bounded on both sides by volume building houses.

Main facade with concrete walls and translucent screen

The design itself is simple: a procession of spaces into which visitors enter from the street through a portal in the concrete wall. A small green courtyard is the starting point, an anteroom to the softer interior parts of the house. Upon entering, the house opens into a double-height gallery, with glass on one side to reveal the large central courtyard.

Interior of the garden area
Bright interior with white metal stairs
Living room with concrete wall and a large fireplace
Modern kitchen in concrete
Modern bedroom with concrete wall and glass doors
Bathroom in concrete and marble
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Hotel-Cabin Surrounded by a Quiet Lake and the Surrounding Vineyards

By • Mar 16, 2018

The GCP Wood Cabins Hotel was designed by the French architectural firm Atelier LAVIT, which is based in Paris, in 2017. The eco-hotel covers a total ground area of 300 square meters, and is perched on the shore of Lac de la Lionne, part of a fishing reserve in Sorgues, a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.

Cabin hidden among the thick vegetation

The hotel is composed of ten suites, which are designed to resemble primitive reed buildings, floating on the water like rafts or stilt homes. The way the wooden structures are constructed, with vertical beams for walls, allows a degree of privacy that is matched by the protection they provide from the sun and the wind.

Cabin between the calm waters of the lake

The landscape of the lake and the surrounding vineyards provided a challenge for Atelier LAVIT, and so they chose to allow nature to remain the protagonist of the project, creating architecture that would leave as little footprint as possible.

Cabin with the lake as a company
Cabin with wooden railings surrounding it

The project was largely built in a wood workshop, a process that took three months to complete, and later assembled on site. This facilitated the architectural firm’s attempt to affect the landscape as little as possible, as it reduced the local time and efforts of construction.

Wooden terrace with lake views
Wooden cabin in the lake
Interior of the terrace with chairs
Terrace with lake views
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Cabin interior covered in wood
Bedroom covered in Wood with skylights in the ceiling
Night view of the cabin in the waters of the lake
Night view of the cabin
Night view of the cottage
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Private Residence Surrounded by a Vast and Beautiful Landscape

By • Mar 13, 2018

D’Entrecasteaux House is a private residence designed by the Hobart based architectural firm Room11 Architects in 2016. The home is located on Bruny Island, which is part of Kingborough Council, in Australia, and covers a total ground area of 220 square meters.

External view of the residence on the hill

Bruny Island is characterized by its vast and beautiful landscape, surrounded as it is by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, which separates it from the Tasmanian mainland. A remote location, being only accessible by boat, Bruny Island is a traditional holiday destination for those who call Hobart home.

View of the vast and beautiful landscape
Exterior of the house with stone and glass walls
Front view of stone wall
Lake reflected on the window
Stone wall detail
Beautiful stone wall

The clients are a professional couple who approached the architectural firm after purchasing the land with the intention of commissioning the construction of a permanent residence. They already had experience with the island’s climate, as their family members own adjacent properties, so that they were aware of the fact that the architecture had to reconcile their desires to have a home that was luminous and that enjoyed a good view with the need to be protected from offshore winds and glare from the water plane of the channel. Additionally, the remote nature of the home meant that it needed to be solid and contained in order to counter its isolating effect upon the human psyche.

Terrace with wooden floors and glass walls
Terrace with lake view
Internal corridor with wooden floors and glass walls
View from inside the house
View of the lake from inside the house
Minimalist kitchen in dark tones
Kitchen with floor, ceiling, and walls of wood and glass
Interior in dark wood
Storage area in dark wood
Corridors covered with dark wood
Details in dark wood
Hallway covered in dark wood
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Warm Chalet with Fabulous Views Over the Mountains

By • Feb 28, 2018

Located in Tegernsee, Germany, these fabulous chalets have been designed by the interior design firm landau+kindelbacher Architekten Innenarchitekten.

Magnificent views of the mountains

With the opening of the Alpine chalets, the hotel DAS TEGERNSEE has expanded its wide range of lodgings by adding a new format — and what’s more, these chalets are also available for long term stays. Since 2017, 18 apartments and double rooms measuring anywhere from 35 to 120 square meters have offered up to 8 people a temporary home.

Cozy wooden round dining room table

Through a weather-resistant glass passage, the Alpine chalets are connected directly to the hotel and, therefore, to the lobby, the hotel’s gastronomic offer, and the large spa area. The holistic and practiced philosophy of the hotel is also continued in the new accommodation.

Dining room with terrace and views of the mountains

Two sections of construction, directly interconnected, house 18 new room units on two levels. Whether they have their own private terrace on the lower level or balconies at the top, they all have an unrestricted view of the Tegernsee and the surrounding mountains. The exposed rooms and the floor-to-ceiling windows, in combination with high ceilings, additionally reinforce the spatial effect.

On the upper floor, all the rooms are completely covered in spruce, in the style of the unique character of the alpine wooden chalets. The ceiling of the rooms and suites on the ground floor are also clad with wood.

Two sections of construction, directly interconnected, house 18 new room units on two levels. Whether they have their own private terrace on the lower level or balconies at the top, they all have an unrestricted view of the Tegernsee and the surrounding mountains. The exposed rooms and the floor-to-ceiling windows, in combination with high ceilings, additionally reinforce the spatial effect.

On the upper floor, all the rooms are completely covered in spruce, in the style of the unique character of the alpine wooden chalets. The ceiling of the rooms and suites on the ground floor are also clad with wood.

Modern dining room with hanging lamps
Dining room with wonderful views
Cozy double room
Double room with terrace
Room with beautiful views of the mountains
Room with bunk beds
Bathroom full of natural light
Night view of the exterior of the chalets
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House with Cedar Walls and a Warm Interior

By • Feb 21, 2018

This wonderful house full of light and with a wonderful feeling of family warmth is located on a bed of rocks and with spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding forest. Its cedar-clad exterior walls frame a clearing in the wooded area that extends alongside the home. The garage and the doors of the garden are fused with wood; at the same time, the main entrance interrupts it with a sheet of irregularly shaped glass.

View of the construction with cedar and glass walls
View of the construction on black steel bases

The glass from floor to ceiling and full body in the facades of the two modules allows each one to present a different and expansive view of the lake and its islands. Being inside the house gives a unique feeling as though you were hovering just above the water.

Wooden construction surrounded by thick forest
Cedar wall
Internal garden that joins the modules
Interior wooden terrace
Wood and glass walls

The 2000-square-foot design was created in 2013 by the architectural firm Lazor Office, with the help of its architect Charlie Lazor, and obtained advice from the Gregory Design Group.
The private living spaces occupy the ends of the modules, in which we can find three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Outside, the quay, the garage and the walled garden are joined by a series of walkways and wooden decks

Living area with fireplace and beautiful views
Large kitchen with wonderful views
Room with glass walls
Bathroom with rustic wooden counter
Wooden clad bathroom
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Simple House with Privileged Views

By • Feb 20, 2018

This simple construction of galvanized metal exterior walls has a privileged location since it is placed on top of a cliff with fantastic views of the lake. Predominantly oriented to the south, the galvanized metal exterior of the house is dotted with shop windows framing views of vignettes to the south, east and west. Inside, a dividing wall runs along the rectangular interior and supports the loft structure, which seems to float over the glazed spaces of the beam. The fir boards wrap three sides of the interior like a large wooden cladding that unifies the views of the staircase, the kitchen and the living room.

View of the construction on top of the hill
Side view with lake in background
Details of the galvanized metal wall

This 1400 square foot project was completed in the year 2018 and was designed by the architecture firm Mell Lawrence Architects, under the direction of its team of architects Mell Lawrence, Scott Smith, François Levy, Krista Whitson, & Mark Winford at Silver Creek Village, United States.

Wooden walls on one side
Interior with wood clad walls

The double glass doors open to capture the view of the south, the predominant breezes and the sounds and aromas of nature, creating interior and exterior connections without interruptions when desired.
It has 14 solar panels that collect enough energy to power its intermittent use. The rainwater collected from the roof provides all the water in the home.

Kitchen with wooden walls and ceiling beams
Bathroom with aluminum bathtub and concrete walls
Entrance with wonderful views
Night view from the outside
Night view of the construction on the hill
Exterior night view
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Stunning and Modern Residence Designed for a Couple in their Seventies

By • Feb 9, 2018

This stunning contemporary residence is located in Scotch Cove, a cove in East Chester, Nova Scotia, in Canada. It was designed by Susan Fitzgerald of the Halifax based firm FBM Architecture | Interior Design in 2017 and covers a total ground area of 2,560 square feet.

External view of the long construction

The home was designed for a couple in their seventies who nevertheless practice an active lifestyle and continues to work, as well as their extended, grown-up family members. The structure was designed following a concept of organization of shelter and space, while encasing it in a building with an architecture that breathes timelessne.

Terrace with wonderful views

The main structure includes two bedrooms, a living space that is used as a gallery to celebrate family artists, a space for gathering and for games, a kitchen, a large dining area for celebrations, and a sewing room for arts and crafts. A sheltered forecourt holds an area to park cars and partake in washer toss and croquet.

Warm interior with brick and glass walls and concrete floors

The interior combines a variety of materials, such as wood, glass, and polished concrete. Such a combination results in a décor that is refreshing and contemporary, while still recalling the earthiness of the natural landscape that surrounds the structure, connecting them both together.

Dining area with glass walls
Modern dining area with wooden beams
Modern kitchen in white and wood
Night view of the terrace
Night view of the beautiful residence
Terrace with wooden roof
Exterior during night hours
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Wooden House Surrounded by an Extensive and Vast Area of Nature

By • Feb 6, 2018

Camilo House is a spacious private residence located in Parral, a city and commune in the Linares Province of Chile’s Maule Region, 350 kilometers south of Santiago. The home was designed by the architect Ignacio Correa for a family of farmers in the year 2016, and covers a total ground area of 340 square meters, or 3,679 square feet.

Wooden house surrounded by nature

The home sits in a plot of land in the middle of the countryside and which is occupied by no other homes, so that it is surrounded by nature in its purest state – lush forests and vast expanses of mossy green grass. The owners wished for the home to be an architectural and design representation of the surrounding landscape and culture of this area of southern Chile.

View of the construction made of wood
Side view of wooden house surrounded by green fields

The buildings’ exterior walls, clad in raw wood, are an expression of this idea, directly connecting the structure with the surrounding landscape. Wooden surfaces, including floors, walls, and ceiling, are also present in the interior, blending the boundary between indoor and outdoor, and bringing that connection to nature into the interior of the home. Clear glass walls look out into the green expanse, further facilitating this discourse, as well as allowing natural light to seep into the interior.

Side view of wooden house
House surrounded by nature
House surrounded by green fields
Wooden house
Interior of the house completely covered in wood
Living room with glass walls and bright wood
Entrance with glass door
Modern kitchen in white in contrant with the bright wood
Night view of the exterior of the house
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Modern Construction Hidden Among the Dunes of de Oost-Vlieland, The Netherlands

By • Jan 19, 2018

This construction is “embedded,” so to speak, into a landscape of undulating dunes in the Oost-Vlieland area of The Netherlands, among a rich collection of summer houses built in the early twentieth century. The foundations of the new cabin are a more careful integration with the landscape of the dunes. The construction is at the top, adjacent to a dune platform, and stands against the backdrop of the forest on the south side. The most striking feature of the house is its roof, as it resembles a tent due to the elevated section at the center.

View of the construction in the dunes

The basement is invisible from the public road, and by placing the entrance door there, the volume in the dune remains completely unchanged. There is no front or back. It is an open and informal holiday house where the doors of the terrace provide access.

Interior of the living area with glass walls and wooden ceilings
Modern kitchen in stainless steel

Transparent glass and wood have been used on the facade for the frames and strips. Its interior stands out for the use of light wood that we find in ceilings and walls, as well as for the large number of windows that allow natural light to flood the spaces. The roofs, which fall in the form of an inverted V, look really wonderful and create different but definitely charming spaces. It has been designed by the firm Borren Staalenhoef Architecten, and covers an area of ​​240 square meters.

Modern dining area with views
Room with high ceilings in inverted V
Room with wooden ceilings and skylights
Studio area with magnificent views
Night view of the house “embedded” into the dunes
Internal night view from the outside
Night view of the house
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