12 Nov '17, 1pm

Dutch cabin built into a mountain is a winter dream

Dutch cabin built into a mountain is a winter dream

A unique woodland villa built for a family in the Netherlands has been designed to fit into the side of an artificial mountain. The house is located on a historical agricultural plot amid hayfields and woods in a nature reserve that, by Dutch standards, is a hilly area. The family wanted to keep the ecological footprint to a minimum, so architects KRFT referenced the hilly terrain by creating an artificial hill that would camouflage and blanket the house from view on its northern side, using the earth as thermal insulation. On the southern side, the house is opened up with a big glass facade framed in timber – lark wood forested from the immediate surroundings. Designed to conform to the mountain, even the front patio runs along the undulating ground. The home pictured from the west. Picture: KRFT The floor plan of the house in an open rectangular 12 x 9 metre open space w...

Full article: https://www.iproperty.com.sg/lifestyle/dutch-cabin-built-...

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