marc koehler embeds dune house into the topographic landscape
 
marc koehler embeds dune house into the topographic landscape
apr 21, 2015

marc koehler embeds dune house into the topographic landscape

marc koehler architects embeds dune house into the topographic landscape
photography by filip dujardin

 

 

 

nestled on a landscape of sandy dunes on a northern dutch island,  marc koehler architects has created the ‘dune house’ which draws its influence directly from its topographic setting. dictated by the movement and views from walking around the environment, the form of the structure and the internal arrangement has been derived from this experience. the minimalistic and geometric nature of the timber-cladded exterior offers a multiplicity of sights from intimate and submerged views of the sand dunes to out and over the sea. using innovative ecological materials, eco-friendly installations and coupled with its unique wooden cross-laminated structure and bio-fuel central heating system, the residence is highly energy efficient with a low carbon footprint.

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the exterior shows unique a wooden cross-laminated structure
image © filip dujardin

 

 

 

internally, the spatial strategy wraps around a distinctive, winding staircase placed at the home’s core and is integrated with each room- serving as a fireplace, storage, and display as it transitions up through the house. each area is simultaneously connected to each other through various split-levels and the bedrooms are located underground, and the communal, relaxing areas placed on the upper floors. a careful relationship has been established between inside and outside, illustrated in the comfortable niches merged with the various sloped skylights. highlighted by a rich palette of light and dark materials, the residence blends its scenic environment with a minimal aesthetic- making it a restful and contemporary living space.

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the unusual form is influenced by the sand dune mounds
image © filip dujardin

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the staircase located in the core, integrates with the function of the spaces
image © filip dujardin

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areas for relaxing
image © filip dujardin

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the large double-height windows softly illuminated the interiors
image © filip dujardin

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dramatic sloped façade enables unparalleled views over and across the sea
image © filip dujardin

 

 

 

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