Collection by Laura C. Mallonee

A Triangular Shape Helps this Minimal House Gain Privacy from Its Neighbors


Barend Koolhaas creates a minimalist gem on a small budget.

Not long after Barend Koolhaas left OMA, his uncle Rem Koolhaas's architecture firm, to open his own practice, a relative asked him to design a family weekend retreat in the quaint Dutch town of Almen. The budget was small—roughly $150,000—and Koolhaas had to figure out a way to keep out views of a neighboring house. The architect's ingenious solution was to design the floor plan as a right angled triangle that opens up on its long side to private garden views.

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