Lucy Wang

Min2’s Dune House Sustainably Blends Modern Architecture into the Dutch Landscape

by , 08/28/13
filed under: Architecture, gallery

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To create a seamless connection with the landscape from the interior, the architects designed large windows to frame views of the sea to the north and the rolling dune landscapes to the south. Exposed Douglas fir columns with bark, visible arched wooden joists and the warm hues of a boxy poplar staircase help bring the effect of nature indoors. On the exterior, clay roof tiles were specially designed to visually match the rough finish and color of the fir columns to complete the romantic, rustic appeal.

The Dune House was also built with sustainability in mind. To generate power sustainably, the architects installed glass with superior insulation as well as an air pump and glass vacuum tube system to provide heating and cooling, rather than relying on natural gas as an energy source. The studio spaces are located on the ground floor while the living areas are situated upstairs in a two-story loft to take advantage of the “marvelous views of the sea and the dune area.”

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