Modern Cabin With Extraordinary Design Is Also Spacious And Extremely Practical

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This modern cabin was specially designed by Borren Staalenhoef Architecten for a large family, together with their friends and relatives. The unusual location of the house also makes it special: on top of a sand dune in the open landscape of a Dutch Island.

Besides the extraordinary design, the house needed to also be spacious and practical. For this purpose, multiple fixed interior elements were integrated into the design. There was obtained a holiday home in which the landscape, the house, and the interior design are optimally connected.

The local policies regarding the architectural development in the area are rather strict: small-scale housing in an open landscape without any fences around the private properties. 

The primary feature to be observed is the high, unusual roof that directs the house to the sky.  The unequally facetted roof fits by form, material, and color in the shaped dune landscape.

Beneath the roof, three stories can be found; on the attic and in the basement there are the bedrooms with their corresponding bathrooms, in between, there’s one spacious living room with the kitchen and a covered terrace.

In the basement, sunken in the dunes, there is a covered outside space that also integrates the entrance. Natural light reaches the bedrooms via the narrow windows.

The ground floor is an open space surrounded by glass and offers, therefore, a panoramic view of the dune landscape. 

The basement, constructed from insulated concrete, is the perfect base for the solid wood construction on the top. The roof structure, made from 18 cm laminated pinewood, rests on the laminated wooden façade posts. The wooden roof is constructed as an upside-down ship romp. 

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