The concept of the Dune House is inspired by the dune landscape of one of the northern Dutch islands in which the house is embedded. The internal configuration of the rooms is derived from the experience of walking through the dunes; it exposes a sequence of viewpoints on the dune landscape: from submerged and intimate viewpoints to elevated and stretched out views over the sea.
Designed by MKA the contemporary loft interior space is enclosed by a traditional facade and roof structure, to meet the requirements set by the local council. The silhouette of the house associates both to local architecture pitched and turtle roof types of neighbouring houses and the topography of the natural landscape. The house is almost entirely built out of innovative ecological materials and eco-friendly installations and is highly energy efficient. The use of a unique wooden cross-laminated structure, a unique wooden roofing system and the central heating system based on bio-fuel, reduce the CO2 footprint to a minimum making the Dune house handsome and smart!
Images Phillip Dujardin