i29 and Chris Collaris have designed a tiny holiday home in the middle of nature at the Vinkeveense plassen. With a footprint of only 55 m2, this house still has a luxurious feel of space, and all around panoramas to the surrounding nature.
This compact home is built for a family of four, including a living room, a kitchen/dining room, a patio, three bedrooms, one bathroom and two toilets. The layout is developed from the inside-out, the smart arrangement of functions make use of every cm2. Situated on an elongated island plot close to the lake, the positioning of the building volume is related to the views on the surrounding water and the orientation on the sun.
All volumes have big windows or sliding doors which can be opened completely to fully merge the inside with the outside. On the inside, the dimensions and ceiling heights of the different volumes clearly articulate the separate areas and functions in the house. Long sightlines crossing the outside patio provide a visual connection. By opening up large sliding doors of the patio the volumes of the kitchen and living are physically connected.
Custom furniture and integrated cabinets accentuate the graphical quality on the interiors. The design team made use of simple materials like natural oak wooden panels - or stained black to combine with the rough pinewood facade - and a continuing polished concrete floor.
Photography: Ewout Huibers