Gallery: Modern Dutch Thatched House Links With The Past


A modern design that borrows from its ancestors, the “Living on the Edge” house forges a union between tradition and simplicity. The home’s remarkable thatched roof and walls are only the beginning of the connection — Dutch architect Arjen Reas also borrowed a classic profile from old farm houses and incorporated lime finishes, which have been used in the area for generations past. The home also lives up to very modern standards of efficiency, creating a healthy interior environment.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    A great use of a natural material. It also draws on the local building culture and ties in with the surrounding context. Perfect!

  2. KeesRomkes December 20, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Great ! Although the Place is called “Zoetermeer”, between The Hague and Rotterdam. Thanks for the post ! Love ‘m !

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