Dark timber cladding gives way to airy interiors at this compact holiday home near the Lakes of Vinkeveen in the Netherlands.
i29 interior architects and architect Chris Collaris designed this minimal, compact home set on an island near the beautiful Lakes of Vinkeveen in the Dutch province of Utrecht. From the exterior, the home comprises small, sculptural pieces that look different from every angle. On the interior, smart interventions maximize space and functionality in a small footprint.
Oriented to maximize views and daylight, this eco-friendly home takes advantage of the lakeside setting and embraces the natural surroundings. All volumes have large windows or sliding doors which can be fully opened to blend with the outdoors. Panoramic sight lines provide a continual, visual connection to the surrounding vistas.
With a footprint of only 55 square meters (592 square feet), Tiny Holiday Home comes together as a single, sculptural composition that is unified and pure.
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Rough, darkly stained pinewood wraps the exterior, punctured by large windows with concealed frames. Oak woodwork, concrete floors, and white walls extend the minimalist palette inward. With grand openings to the outside, brightly lit interiors spill outwards, embracing the land.
The smart floor plan makes the most of every square foot. A living room, kitchen/dining room, patio, three bedrooms, one bathroom, and two toilets graciously fit within the home. Ceiling heights articulate the separation of private and public spaces. Custom furniture and built-ins further emphasize the sculptural, art-like quality of this simple, holiday home.