A striking wooden house

Near the South Holland dunes a special house has been realized, which consists of a visible structure of laminated wooden columns, beams and floors. This structure is filled in with an open or closed filling; open with sun and view oriented sliding doors, closed with vertical larch parts. The wooden construction is visible inside and out, so that the rhythm of the structure can be felt throughout the house. All this according to a size ratio that has been worked out in detail, so that special and warm spaces have been created for the clients both inside and outside.

The spaces in the house are oriented towards certain views, directly to other spaces or to parts of the garden. There is a quiet room that is important to the clients, there is a rhythm in the transitions from entrance to kitchen to living room and all bedrooms have their own connection with the outside. The visible wooden construction and alternation of open and closed surfaces, including the wooden ceiling, create a calm and atmospheric experience.

The construction is prefabricated with laminated wood that allowed the structure of the house to be erected within days. The wood, made from Dutch larch, is glued in several layers, making it very strong. The walls against which the vertical parts are placed in the facade are made of a lighter timber frame, which could also be installed very quickly. As a result, in addition to a low weight, it was also possible to work with a minimum wall thickness, so that the columns remained clearly visible.

© René de Wit | derksen|windt architecten
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