A 744 square meter area was the foundation for this mix of contemporary and classic architectural design. Traditional Dutch design meets modernism in this amazing home covered on the our site with haystacks. The owners wanted to mix together the simple, relaxing life of the countryside with the modern need to be close to the city. So they decided on building their home at the edge of Zoemeer, in the Netherlands.
Architects from Arjen Reas had to come up with a modern cubistic shape that would be perfect for a desolate landscape. Intriguing is the mix of materials like haystacks and white plaster. The rough texture of the haystacks in combination with the smooth white plaster creates a home that is very modern yet traditional at the same time. The compactness of the haystacks also gives optimal protection against the elements. The home also has light at every corner: an open kitchen with access to the scullery, a bathroom,a wardrobe, a large living area and dining room make the first level, while the second level houses the main bedroom, the second bathroom and three other bedrooms. The basement functions as a garage and storage room. An amazing landscape opens from any angle of the house to give the inhabitants a relaxing feeling of home.