The House With Protruding Windows – Unconventional Dutch Design
We are all drawn to visionary architecture that puts a house in the spotlight and imparts personality and originality. Today we will see how an architecture studio in The Netherlands built a house that distinguishes itself thanks to the unusual design of the windows, sticking out, as if those inside wanted to keep a close eye on everything in the neighborhood. The house features a mix of traditional Dutch architecture and contemporary design which helps it mingle with the other house around while still keeping an unconventional air. Pictures and description come via Contemporist.com
This home, located in Roosendaal, has been designed as a deconstruction of a traditional Dutch house silhouette, with several floors for living and a gable roof. Easily distinguishable on the facades, both to the front and the back, are the protruding windows that make a fine reading corner. Other windows also stick out from the house, providing a more interesting facade. The back of the house has a swimming pool and a partly covered sun terrace. At night, you can really see how the backyard is lit up, perfect for nighttime entertaining. Inside, the dining room, kitchen, and living area all share the same space, which has access to the backyard. An interesting feature of this space is the hanging fireplace which adds extra unconventional to the whole place.
Next to the dining area, there are glass windows allowing natural light into the home. The kitchen palette is a combination of wood, steel, and concrete. The kitchen island appears to float above the floor. A small area for wine storage is also included that features hidden lighting, essentially placing the wine on display. The living room has been kept minimal, with a floating entertainment unit attached to the wall. There’s also a built-in cubby for wood storage. Shades of grey throughout the whole place are broken up by vivid colors, such as yellow.