hermit house serves as a retreat for contemplation + therapeutic sessions
hermit house serves as a retreat for contemplation + therapeutic sessions hermit house serves as a retreat for contemplation + therapeutic sessions
apr 28, 2014

hermit house serves as a retreat for contemplation + therapeutic sessions

hermit house serves as a retreat for contemplation + therapeutic sessions
all images courtesy of hermit houses




another addition to the ‘hermit houses’ series, the ‘lou’ – named after the famous writer and psychoanalyst salomé – serves as a place for contemplation and therapeutic sessions. the mass produced retreats conceived by daniël venneman and mark van der net of the cloud collective offer customized designs within a range of settings and contexts. located just outside its main building, this example is orientated towards the garden, creating a secluded world of its own.


view onto the garden




the small structure has been fully personalized utilizing a parametric design method to enable flexibility, make the most of the small plot and comply with building regulations. this optimized process of automatic drawing, calculation and production guarantees a rapid construction within budget constraints.

interior view


a corner for resting


custom designed furniture completed in collaboration with blind design


the skylight offers views to the clouds and let’s in soft light




the ‘lou’ is part of a large family of mass customized houses


paramatric software enables designs to suit personal needs and context


build your own with the custom DIY manual online



project info:


the hermit houses: lou
total budget: 20.000 euro (incl.tax)
location: geldermalsen
net surface area: 14 m2
information: hermithouses.nl



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