This Intriguing Minimalistic Small House Appears to Float on Water



Recreational House Design by ‘2by4 architects’ of Rotterdam

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Built as a recreational retreat this charming minimalistic small house is pleasingly situated on an island in the lake district of ‘Loosdrechtse Plas’ in the Netherlands.

  On first viewing the structure is of a traditional timber clad apex roof type construction.  This initial impression is misleading as on closer inspection this build is typical of a modern minimalistic small house design.  The interior is very compact but cleverly arranged so that every comfort is provided for the owners. The minimalist style choice is particularly appropriate as the design has a focus on maximizing the functionality of the house.  Elegant fitments and furnishings ensure that the beauty of the interior design results from the appearance of these functional items rather than any additional embellishments.

This is a beautiful location and large windows ensure that the barriers between exterior and interior spaces are minimized.  The changing seasons do not prevent enjoyment of the minimalistic small house as it is sufficiently insulated to withstand even the harshest of winter conditions.  So the spectacular scenery can be appreciated all year round from inside this cozy refuge.

Intriguing Minimalistic Small House

minimalistic small house

During fine weather, one of the glass panels of the minimalistic small house opens completely onto an attractive terrace, so that inside and outside zones are merged.  Perhaps more dramatically, whole sections of the timber façade can be pulled back to expose an even wider panoramic view. Once this wooden façade is opened, the living room floor is directly connected to the lake providing the ultimate connection with nature.  The minimalistic small house is orientated according to the path of the sun. The morning light wakes up the east facing rooms and in the evening the western facing areas are bathed in the rosy glow of the sunset.

Intriguing Minimalistic Small House

minimalistic small house

Although diminutive in scale, the minimalistic small house contains every modern convenience. There is a very attractive fully fitted shower room, a convenient kitchen and ample storage space, essential for keeping the minimalist interior looking perfect and free from clutter. An ingenious fire place is suspended from the ceiling, the position of this can be can be rotated depending on where heat is most needed.

Viewed from the main land this minimalistic small house appears to float enticingly above the island.  This vision promises many pleasing hours contemplating the natural world during an ideal break from everyday life.

by Jaz

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This Intriguing Minimalistic Small House Appears to Float on Water

This Intriguing Minimalistic Small House Appears to Float on Water

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